The Pawnee: Mythology, Part 1

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906 - Folklore - 546 pages
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Contents

The Origin of a New Band K
47
How the People got the CrowLance K
50
The Origin of the PipeStick Ceremony S
53
The Girl who Married a Star K
56
The GrainofCorn Bundle S
58
The Meteorite People S
61
BuffaloWife and CornWife S
62
The Poor Boy who Married the Chiefs Daughter C
68
The Cannibal Witch and the Boy who Conquered the Buffalo K
72
The Warrior and the Black Lightning Arrow S
82
20 Spotted Horse a Brave and a Chief S
86
The Boy who was Given Power to Call the Buffalo K
90
The Man who Called the Buffalo P
95
The Boy who Preferred Woman to Power S
102
The Buffalo Gaming Sticks S
104
The Boy who Called the Buffalo and Went to NorthWind K
106
The Man who Married a Buffalo P
109
How the WitchWoman was Killed K
114
Pursuit by a Rattling Skull the Pleiades K
119
The Poor Boy and the Mud Ponies P
123
The Origin of the Buffalo Bundle K
124
The Last of the White Buffalo K
126
How the World is to Come to an End P
134
The Talking Membrum Virile K
137
The Hermaphrodite K
138
The Scalped Men S
139
HandsomeBoy and AfterBirth Boy S
142
LongTooth Boy K
156
The Boy who Wore a Woodpecker Cap P
159
O 2
164
Origin of the Clam Shell S
167
The Poor Boy who Turned into an Eagle S
172
The Poor Boy who Lost his Power K
176
The Flint Man K
178
The Turkey Ritual K
181
The Boy who Turned into a Prairie Dog K
183
The Gambler and the Gaming Sticks C
185
Young Hawk Hunts for his Mother S
191
The DogBoy who Married the Chiefs Daughter K
192
SunRay who Mistreated his Wife K
194
Hawk Slays the FireKeeper K
196
The Singing Hawk K
199
The Boy who Married a Buffalo K
202
Buffalo Wife and the Dispersion of the Buffalo K
204
The Poor Boy who Wanted to get Married S
206
The Buffalo and RedSpiderWomans Daughter K
211
The Singing Buffalo Calf K 813
213
6a The Buffalo and the Deer K
214
The Unfaithful Bundle Keeper K
215
The Hungry Coyote K
216
The Gathering of the Priests K
217
The Man who Sang to Coyote K
218
How the Cannibal SpiderWoman was Overcome C
219
The WitchWoman who Stole the Wonderful Robe K
222
How the Cannibal WitchWoman was Overcome C
225
The Girl who Called the Buffalo K
228
WoodRatWoman who wished to be Married S
232
The Basket Game or the Woman in the Moon S
233
The Girl SpiderWoman and the Ball Game S
236
The Boy who Killed the Cannibal Witch K
239
The Wonderful Boy who Killed his Father K
304
The MedicineMan who Killed his Son P
308
The Chiefs Son who Received the Animal Power K
312
The ThunderBird Ceremony K
314
Proud Boy and the Animal Medicine P
318
The Bear MedicineMan C
330
The Bear Medicine S
336
The Bear Medicine and Ceremony S
346
The Buffalo Power and the Wild Horse Dance C
355
The Origin of the Buffalo Ceremony K
362
The Buffalo Medicine Dance K
369
The Woman and the Buffalo Dance K
370
The Buffalo Medicine Dance K
372
The BuffaloGame Medicine C
374
The Lost Warrior and the Singing Buffalo Medicine K
377
The Buffalo Medicine War Shield S
378
The Man who Married a Deer S
380
The Deer Dance P
382
The WolfWarrior K
384
The Coyote and Wolf Medicine K
389
The ScalpedMan Medicine S
390
How the Pawnee got the EagleDance P
394
The Dog Medicine K
403
BurntBelly and the Dog K
404
The Eagle and the SunDance S
407
The SkeletonMan and the SunDance S
408
The Woman who was Bewitched by a Fox K
409
in GhostMan who Became a Whirlwind K
410
The Man who Went to Spirit Land K
411
The Spirit Wife and the WhistleDance P
413
HandsomeBoy P
414
The Weeping Cedar Tree K
426
Coyote Tales 117 Coyote and the ScalpedWoman K
428
How a WitchWoman was Killed by Coyote S
430
Coyote and his Two Wives Meet Wonderful Being K
432
Coyote Tries to Fool the RainGods K
434
Coyote who Called Himself DraggingtheStone P
437
CoyoteMan and his Tricks S
439
Coyote Takes the Pipe Sticks to the Beavers P
445
126 Coyote and the Rolling Stone K
446
Coyote and the Rolling Skull K
447
Coyote Turns into a Buffalo P
449
Coyote Family Run After the Buffalo K
452
Coyote Steals Turtles Buffalo K
453
Coyote and Bear S
454
Coyote and Bear S
455
Coyote Shows Turkey the ScalpOffering Ceremony S
456
Coyote and the Dancing Turkeys S
457
Coyote and the Turkeys Roll Down Hill S
458
Coyote and Prairie Chicken K
459
Coyote and Prairie Chicken S
460
Coyote Tries to Marry Rabbit S
461
Coyote and the Salt S
462
Coyote and the Artichoke K
464
The Skunks and the Beavers P
465
How WildCat Killed the Bear S
467
How Rabbit Lost his Tail S
468
Turtles War Party K
469
The Animals War Party K
470
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Page 15 - Mother', for she gives birth to all things. The timber that shall grow upon the earth you shall make use of in many ways. Some of the trees will have fruit upon them. Shrubs will grow from the ground which will have berries upon them. All these things will I give you and you shall eat of them. Never forget to call the earth 'Mother', for you are to live upon her. You must love her, for you will walk upon her. "I will show you how to build a lodge so that you will not be cold or get wet from the rain....
Page 15 - All things that you have made, you have made in pairs, as the Heaven and the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. Give a mate to the woman, so that the pair may live together and help one another. ' ' Then Tirawa made a man and sent him to the woman, and he said : ' ' Now I will speak to both of you. I give you the earth. You shall call the earth 'Mother.
Page 59 - ... that had been cast away, and broil them. One day, they took away violently the food he had thus prepared, and cast him some coals in place of it. This act brought him to a decision. He took the coals and blackened his face, and went out of the lodge. He did not return, but slept without; and during the night, he had a dream. He dreamed that he saw a very beautiful female come down from the clouds and stand by his side. ' O-no-wut-a-qut-o,
Page 137 - The North Star and the South Star will end all things, All commands were given in the west and these commands were carried out in the east. The command for the ending of all things will be given by the North Star, and the South Star will carry out the commands. Our people were made by the stars. When the time comes for all things to end our people will turn into small stars and will fly to the South Star, where they belong. When the time comes for the ending of the world the stars will again fall...
Page 62 - When the tassels are out there will be singing in the fields. Remember where the singing comes from. Remember that this is the sacred ear of corn." In the Skidi Pawnee version, pages 280-282, the place of Corn is taken by Deer-wife and she draw* the man to her by the sound of a flute. the right moccasin from one woman and the left from the other told each to put one on his foot. Then he invited both women to the...
Page 61 - ... west and pray to Mother-Evening-Star to send rain upon the earth so that the corn will grow. Pray also to Mother-Moon, who helps give life to people, and she will listen to what people say. Never drop a kernel upon the ground, for Mother-Corn will curse you and your life will be shortened.
Page 134 - Do not strike me any more, for you know what I told you. For one thing I am glad, and that is I have a child. If I had remained in the Spirit Land I should never have been allowed to have a child. The child is mine. You do not love my child. ... I love my child. When I am gone I shall take my child with me.
Page 15 - Mother', for you are to live upon her. You must love her, for you will walk upon her. "I will show you how to build a lodge so that you will not be cold or get wet from the rain. Go get timber. Cut ten forked sticks and set them in a circle. Cut some poles to lay upon the forks. The posts that are set in the ground to uphold the lodge represent the four gods who uphold the heavens in the northeast, the northwest, the southeast, and southwest. There are minor gods between these with powers that connect...
Page 17 - I make you to live in the lodge and you shall increase, but you are not to live forever. You are to die and will be placed in the ground again. You and your children must always remember that I gave you life, but you are to return to your Mother the earth again.
Page 127 - ... one on the east side and one on the west side. They placed a pole across it and then put poles against this pole.

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