Dakota Texts

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Ella Cara Deloria
U of Nebraska Press, 2006 - Social Science - 279 pages
Ella Deloria (1889?1971), one of the first Native students of linguistics and ethnography in the United States, grew up on the Standing Rock Reservation on the northern Great Plains and was trained by Franz Boas at Columbia University. Dakota Texts presents a rich array of Sioux mythology and folklore in its original language and in translation. Originally published in 1932 by the American Ethnological Society, this work is a landmark contribution to the study of the Sioux tribes.
 

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Contents

Iktomi takes his motherinlaw on the warpath
8
Iktomi marries his daughter
11
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13
Iktomi tricks the pheasants
19
Iktomi kills the Deer Boy
25
Iktomi and the buffalo
32
Iktomi and the raccoonskin
36
Iktomi in a skull
43
The wicked sisterinlaw
181
The man who married a buffalo woman
184
The rolling
190
The twinspirits
193
The boy with
198
A Pawnee story of aid given by the buffalo
205
A Woman becomes a horse
210
FishButte
213

Doubleface tricks a girl
46
Doubleface steals the Y
51
Doubleface and the four brothers
64
Coyote and bear
70
Turtle
77
Meadowlark and the rattlesnake
80
Boybeloveds blanket
82
translations end here
87
The TurtleMoccasin Boy
96
The TurtleMoccasin Boy continued
99
WhitePlume Boy
106
BloodClot Boy
113
The Eagle Boy
120
The Hero overcomes the Cold
125
Heartkiller
127
Two men rescue a buffalomans arm
133
The sacred arrow
137
The Feather Man
142
The blue egg European
156
e Elk 30 The Deer Woman
163
The stingy hunter
171
Incest
175
Bewitched by the buffalo
216
Owls eyes
219
Standing Rock legend
221
The friendship song
223
The lovers
224
A Doubleface steals a child
232
The warriors who became snakes
235
ShewhoDwellsintheRocks 288
238
A bad deed
246
A man kills his friend
253
The gift of the horse
256
Old Womans Lake
260
A Woman joins her lover in death
261
How Bear Woman got her name
262
A ghost story
264
Two enemy scouts make an agreement
266
CrowDakota Woman
268
A woman kills her husbands slayer
271
GartersnakeEaringWearers
273
OwnerofWhiteBuffaloesWoman
274
A man who profited by returning dead bodies of enemies
276
Pouting girl finds a husband
277

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About the author (2006)

Ella Deloria?s other writings include a collaboration with Franz Boas, Dakota Grammar, as well as Speaking of Indians and Waterlily (both available in Bison Books editions). Raymond J. DeMallie is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University and the editor of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk?s Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (Nebraska 1984).

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