Ideal for young readers and students of Native American legends, this rich collection of 27 Sioux folk tales is treasure trove of wisdom about Native American culture. These tales encompass creation myths, animal fables reminiscent of Aesop, beautiful princesses and wicked witches—all firmly grounded in the world and culture of the Plains Indians.
About the Author
Charles A. Eastman (1858–1939) was born in Dakota (Minnesota Sioux) on the Santee Reservation in Minnesota. A doctor who was active in politics, he committed his life to helping Native Americans. In 1891 the writer married Elaine Goodale, who collaborated with him on this project.
Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863-1953) was also an Indian activist. She and her sister were both published poets. Her final book of poems was entitled The Voice at Eve. She worked with her husband and together they raised six children.