American Indian Fairy Tales: To Young America from the Oldest Americans

by W. T. Larned, Illustrated by John Rae

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This imaginative work is an adaption of stories collected by Henry R. Schoolcraft, an ethnologist, while he was researching in the Lake Superior region. He took liberties with the texts, so the original tribal credit and wording is lost. The result offers stories told through the narrator, Iagoo, who recalls stories from his grandfather. The book is beautifully illustrated and reflects popular design styles from the 1920s.

This edition is dedicated to Craig Wratten, in his way another recorder of the beautiful tapestries of the past.

 

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