Prairie Smoke, A Collection of Lore of the Prairies
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Prairie Smoke, A Collection of Lore of the Prairies

By Melvin Randolph Gilmore
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Table of Contents
  • Prairie Smoke (SECOND EDITION, REVISED)
  • MAP TO SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NATIVE TRIBES IN WHAT IS NOW THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA AND ADJACENT STATES.
  • DEDICATION
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Land and People
    • NATURE AND HEALTH
    • SPIRIT OF LIFE
    • ATTITUDE TOWARDS NATIVE LIFE
    • INDIANS’ APPRECIATION AND LOVE OF THEIR HOMELAND
      • SONG TO THE TREES AND STREAMS
    • SONG TO THE TREES AND STREAMS
    • THRILLING ESCAPE OF A WAR PARTY OUTNUMBERED AND SURROUNDED BY THEIR ENEMIES
    • A MANDAN MONUMENT IN COMMEMORATION OF AN ACT OF HEROISM
    • THE LEGEND OF STANDING ROCK
    • THE HOLY HILL PAHUK
    • THE LODGE OF THE BLACK-TAIL DEER WHICH TALKED WITH ITS CAPTOR
    • THE WONDERFUL BASKET
    • CAUSE OF THE BREAKING UP OF THE ICE IN THE MISSOURI RIVER IN SPRINGTIME
    • THE WATER-SPRING OF THE HOLY MAN
    • THE SACRED SYMBOL OF THE CIRCLE
    • THE SACRED NUMBER FOUR
    • THE PRISTINE PRAIRIE
    • ABORIGINAL AMERICAN AGRICULTURE
    • THE EARTH-LODGE
      • HYMN TO THE SUN
    • HYMN TO THE SUN
    • DESCRIPTION OF THE TIPI
    • AN OMAHA GHOST STORY
    • AN OMAHA HERO SONG
  • Stories of Plant People
    • SACRED TREES
    • THE SONG OF THE PASQUE FLOWER
      • THE SONG OF THE PASQUE FLOWER
    • THE SONG OF THE PASQUE FLOWER
    • THE PRAIRIE ROSE
    • THE SONG OF THE WILD ROSE
    • USE OF THE GROUND BEAN BY INDIANS
    • TIPSIN: AN IMPORTANT NATIVE FOOD PLANT
    • HOW THE PEOPLE OBTAINED THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF CORN
    • A GROUP OF PAWNEE HYMNS TO CORN
      • MOTHER CORN
      • LEADERSHIP OF MOTHER CORN
      • GUIDANCE OF MOTHER CORN
      • A HYMN OF THANKS TO MOTHER CORN
    • MOTHER CORN
    • LEADERSHIP OF MOTHER CORN
    • GUIDANCE OF MOTHER CORN
    • A HYMN OF THANKS TO MOTHER CORN
    • THE FORGOTTEN EAR OF CORN
    • HOW THE USEFULNESS OF WILD RICE WAS DISCOVERED
    • A STORY OF THE SUNFLOWER
    • DAKOTA FOLKLORE OF THE SPIDERWORT
  • Stories of the Four-Footed People
    • THE FAITHFUL DOG
    • HOW COYOTE CHIEF WAS PUNISHED
    • THE SKUNK AND THE BEAR
    • THE SONG OF THE OLD WOLF
  • Stories of the People of the Air
    • FOLK SAYINGS ABOUT THE MEADOWLARK
    • HOW THE MEADOWLARK WON THE RACE
    • INDIAN FOLKLORE OF THE HORNED LARK
    • HOW IT CAME ABOUT THAT GEESE MIGRATE
    • THE CAPTIVE BIRD: A TRUE STORY OF CHILDHOOD IN THE OMAHA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA
    • THE CHICKADEE
    • THE SONG OF THE WREN
    • THE WAR EAGLE AND THE JACK-RABBIT
  • INDEX
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