Old Indian Legends
ISBN10: 0803299036 ISBN13: 9780803299030 Publisher: Bison Books Published: Dec 1 1985 Pages: 165 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Early in the twentieth century, a Sioux woman named Zitkala-Sa published these fourteen Native legends that she had learned during her own childhood on the Yankton Reservation. Her writing talent, developed during her education back east, was put to good use in recording from oral tradition the exploits of Iktomi the trickster, Eya the glutton, the Dragon Fly, and other magical and mysterious figures, human and animal, known to the Sioux. Until her death in 1938, Zitkala-Sa stood between two cultures as preserver and translator.