Wigwam Evenings (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Wigwam Evenings (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411436800
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 269
File size: 202 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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.

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