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Indian Fairy Book

Henry R. Schoolcraft

These Indian fairy tales are chosen from the many stories collected by Mr. Henry R. Schoolcraft, the first man to study how the Indians lived and to discover their legends. He lived among the Indians in the West and around the Great Lakes for thirty years in the first part of the Nineteenth Century and wrote many books about them. When the story-tellers sat at the lodge fires in the long evenings to tell of the manitoes and their magic, of how the little boy snared the sun, of the old Toad Woman who stole the baby, and the other tales that had been retold to generation after generation of red children, time out of mind, Mr. Schoolcraft listened and wrote the stories down, just as he heard them. In 1856 this collection of his stories was published by Mason Brothers in New York City. A small brown book with quaint engravings for pictures, it is now only to be found here and there in families that have always treasured its delightful contents. It is republished, with revisions and with new illustrations in color, so that these stories may be passed on as they deserve. - Summary from the Foreword of "The Indian Fairy Book"

These Indian fairy tales are chosen from the many stories collected by Mr. Henry R. Schoolcraft, the first man to study how the Indians lived and to discover their legends. He lived among the Indians in the West and around the Great Lakes for thirty years in the first part of the Nineteenth Century and wrote many books about them. When the story-tellers sat at the lodge fires in the long evenings to tell of the manitoes and their magic, of how the little boy snared the sun, of the old Toad Woman who stole the baby, and the other tales that had been retold to generation after generation of red children, time out of mind, Mr. Schoolcraft listened and wrote the stories down, just as he heard them. In 1856 this collection of his stories was published by Mason Brothers in New York City. A small brown book with quaint engravings for pictures, it is now only to be found here and there in families that have always treasured its delightful contents. It is republished, with revisions and with new illustrations in color, so that these stories may be passed on as they deserve. - Summary from the Foreword of "The Indian Fairy Book"
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These Indian fairy tales are chosen from the many stories collected by Mr. Henry R. Schoolcraft, the first man to study how the Indians lived and to discover their legends. He lived among the Indians in the West and around the Great Lakes for thirty years in the first part of the Nineteenth Century and wrote many books about them. When the story-tellers sat at the lodge fires in the long evenings to tell of the manitoes and their magic, of how the little boy snared the sun, of the old Toad Woman who stole the baby, and the other tales that had been retold to generation after generation of red children, time out of mind, Mr. Schoolcraft listened and wrote the stories down, just as he heard them. In 1856 this collection of his stories was published by Mason Brothers in New York City. A small brown book with quaint engravings for pictures, it is now only to be found here and there in families that have always treasured its delightful contents. It is republished, with revisions and with new illustrations in color, so that these stories may be passed on as they deserve. - Summary from the Foreword of "The Indian Fairy Book"

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple - LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

42:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:01