Dakota Texts

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Ella Cara Deloria
U of Nebraska Press, 1932 - Social Science - 279 pages
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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 conquers lya the eater
1
Iktomi takes his motherinlaw on the warpath
8
Iktomi marries his daughter
11
Iktomi tricks the pheasants
19
Iktomi kills the Deer Boy
25
ft Iktomi and the buffalo
32
Iktomi and the raccoonskin
36
Iktomi in a skull
43
The Feather Man
142
Tazis adventures European
145
The blue egg European
156
The Elk Man
159
The Deer Woman
163
The Deer Woman Yankton version in Yankton dialect
165
A Woman kills her daughter
166
The stingy hunter
171

Doubleface tricks a girl
46
Doubleface steals the virgin
51
Doubleface and the four brothers
64
Coyote and bear
70
Turtle
77
Meadowlark and the rattlesnake
80
Boybeloveds blanket
82
Stone Boy Literal 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
Incest
175
The wicked sisterinlaw
181
The man who married a buffalo women
184
The rolling skull
190
The twinspirits
193
The boy with buffalo power
198
A Pawnee story of aid given by the buffalo
205
A Woman becomes a horse
210
FishButte
213
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
ShewhoDwellsintheBocks
238

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About the author (1932)

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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