Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo
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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Preface by Marta Weigle
Sengerepoveena Fights With the Sun
The Old Giant Steals Sengerepoveenas Wife
The Old Giantess and the Brother
The Old Giant Steals the Elf and is Slain
The Two Dove Maiden Sisters
Koyowixelapan Fetches Fire
The Sunken Estufa
FOLKWAYS collected by John P Harrington
Afterword by Marta Weigle