Wigwam Evenings

Wigwam Evenings

by Charles Alexander Eastman


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The cold December moon is just showing above the tree-tops, pointing a white finger here and there at the clustered teepees of the Sioux, while opposite their winter camp on the lake shore a lonely, wooded island is spread like a black buffalo robe between the white, snow-covered ice and the dull gray sky.
All by itself at the further end of the village stands the teepee of Smoky Day, the old story-teller, the school-master of the woods. The paths that lead to this low brown wigwam are well beaten; deep, narrow trails, like sheep paths, in the hard-frozen snow.
To-night a generous fire of logs gives both warmth and light inside the teepee, and the old man is calmly filling his long, red pipe for the smoke of meditation, when the voices and foot-steps of several children are distinctly heard through the stillness of the winter night.

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ISBN-13: 9781500176891
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2014
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1The Buffalo and the Field-mouse1
2The Frogs and the Crane15
3The Eagle and the Beaver25
4The War Party31
5The Falcon and the Duck39
6The Raccoon and the Bee-tree49
7The Badger and the Bear61
8The Good-luck Token71
9Unktomee and his Bundle of Songs79
10Unktomee and the Elk89
11The Festival of the Little People99
12Eya the Devourer107
13The Wars of Wa - Kee - Yan and Unk- Tay- Hee115
14The Little Boy Man123
15The Return of the Little Boy Man131
16The First Battle139
17The Beloved of the Sun147
18Wood - Chopper and Berry - picker155
19The Son - in- law165
20The Comrades175
21The Laugh - maker185
22The Runaways193
23The Girl who Married the Star203
24North Wind and Star Boy211
25The Ten Virgins221
26The Magic Arrows231
27The Ghost - Wife243

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