Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo

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John Peabody Harrington, Helen Heffron Roberts, Marta Weigle
Ancient City Press, 1928 - Fiction - 104 pages
Noted linguist Harrington collected stories, songs, and folkways accounts of birth, death, and hunting customs from Rosendo Vargas of Picuris Pueblo. Story characters include Giants, Elf, Fish Maiden, Shell Hat, Butterflies, Magpietail Boy, Old Coyote, Dove Maidens, Big Nostril, others. Older children and adults will enjoy the authentic narratives, songs, information on the pueblo.

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Contents

Preface by Marta Weigle
7
Sengerepoveena Fights With the Sun
15
The Old Giant Steals Sengerepoveenas Wife
23
The Old Giantess and the Brother
31
The Old Giant Steals the Elf and is Slain
37
The Two Dove Maiden Sisters
44
The Ants
50
Koyowixelapan Fetches Fire
58
The Sunken Estufa
64
FOLKWAYS collected by John P Harrington
77
Rattlesnakes
83
Afterword by Marta Weigle
93
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