Stories of the Sioux

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20 stories of animal relatives and magic,  courageous women and men, wise grandparents, and the beauty of everyday life told by the elder Standing Bear.

These 20 stories of animal relatives and magic, of courageous women and men, of wise grandparents, of the beauty of everyday life are told by the elder Standing Bear as he learned them from his elders. “These stories were not told,” Standing Bear says, “with the idea of forcing the children to learn, but for pleasure, and they were enjoyed by young and old alike.” Young readers will enjoy these stories about why wolves warn the humans when a blizzard approaches, how a hunter was saved by eagles, why the horse is referred to as “holy dog,” how the Great Mystery gave a lone buffalo to save a group from starvation, and more.

 

Author: Luther Standing Bear (Oglala)
Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Herbert Morton Stoops
Binding Availability: Paperback only
Published: 1988 (1934)
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota