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Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)

1. Bianki's Vision / Preface
2. The Creation - Osage
3. How the World was Made - Cherokee
4. The Flood and the Rainbow - Lenni-Lenapi (Delaware)
5. The First Fire - Cherokee
6. The Ancestors of People - Osage
7. Origin of Strawberries - Cherokee
8. Sacred Legend - Omaha
9. The Legend of the Peace Pipes - Omaha
10. A Tradition of the Calumet - Lenni-Lenapi (Delaware)
11. The Sacred Pole - Omaha
12. Ikto and the Thunders - Teton
13. The Thunder Bird - Commanche
14. The Thunder Bird - Assiniboin
15. Song to the Thunder Gods - Omaha
16. Songs of the Buffalo Hunt - Sioux
17. Origin of the Buffalo - Teton
18. The Buffalo Being - Teton
19. The Youth and the Underground People - Omaha
20. The Buffalo and the Grizzly Bear - Omaha
21. My First Buffalo Hunt - Omaha
22. Bird Omens - Sioux
23. The Bird Chief - Omaha
24. Song of the Birds - Pawnee
25. Song of Kawas, the Eagle - Pawnee
26. The Eagle’s Revenge - Cherokee
27. The Race between Humming Bird and Crane - Cherokee
28. Rabbit and the Turkeys - Omaha
29. Unktomi and the Bad Songs - Dakota
30. How the Pheasant Beat Corn - Cherokee
31. Why Turkey Gobbles - Cherokee
32. Omaha Beliefs - Omaha
33. Pawnee Beliefs - Pawnee
34. A Song of Hospitality - Sioux
35. A Song of the March - Sioux
36. Song of the Prairie Breeze - Kiowa
37. Old-Woman-Who-Never-Dies - Mandan
38. Legend of the Corn - Arikara
39. Tradition of the Finding of Horses - Ponca
40. Dakota Beliefs and Customs - Dakota
41. Why the Tetons Bury on Scaffolds - Teton
42. The Ghost’s Resentment - Dakota
43. The Forked Roads - Omaha
44. Tattooed Ghosts - Dakota
45. A Ghost Story - Ponca
46. The Ghost and the Traveler - Teton
47. The Man who Shot a Ghost - Teton
48. The Indian Who Wrestled with a Ghost - Teton
49. The Wakanda, or Water God - Yankton
50. The Spirit Land - Arapahoe
51. Waziya, the Weather Spirit - Teton
52. Kansas Blizzards - Kansa
53. Ikto and the Snowstorm - Teton
54. The Southern Bride - Cherokee
55. The Fallen Star - Dakota
56. Quarrel of Sun and Moon - Omaha
57. Why the Possum Plays Dead - Cherokee
58. Bog Myth - Dakota
59. Coyote and Snake - Omaha
60. Why the Wolves Help in War - Dakota
61. How Rabbit Escaped from the Wolves - Cherokee
62. How Rabbit Lost His Fat - Omaha
63. How Flint Visited Rabbit - Cherokee
64. How Rabbit Caught the Sun in a Trap - Omaha
65. How Rabbit Killed the Giant - Omaha
66. How Deer Got His Horns - Cherokee
67. Why the Deer has Blunt Teeth - Cherokee
68. Legend of the Head of Gold - Dakota
69. The Milky Way - Cherokee
70. Coyote and Gray Fox - Ponca
71. Ictinike and Turtle - Omaha
72. Ictinike and the Creators - Omaha
73. How Big Turtle Went on the War Path - Omaha

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Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short stories, and also quite a few songs and poems. Each tale is tagged with what culture it is from -