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INDIAN STORIES

HISTORICAL STORIES RETOLD FROM ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE IN FIVE VOLUMES

INDIAN STORIES A mirror of Indian ideas, customs, and adventures.

COLONIAL STORIES Stirring tales of the rude frontier life of early times.

REVOLUTIONARY STORIES Heroic deeds, and especially children's part in them.

CIVIL WAR STORIES Thrilling stories of the great struggle, both on land and sea.

OUR HOLIDAYS Something of their meaning and spirit.

Each about 200 pages. Full cloth, 12mo.

THE CENTURY CO.

[Illustration: AN INDIAN HORSE RACE COMING OVER THE SCRATCH

Drawing by Frederic Remington ]

INDIAN STORIES

RETOLD FROM ST. NICHOLAS

[Illustration]

PUBLISHED BY THE CENTURY CO. NEW YORK MCMVII

Copyright, 1877, 1878, 1879, by SCRIBNER & CO.

Copyright, 1884, 1888, 1889, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1899, 1900, 1904, by THE CENTURY CO.

THE DEVINNE PRESS

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

THIS collection of Indian stories is the first in a series of volumes of historic tales retold from "St. Nicholas."

The books do not pretend to give anything like connected history, but by means of the story that thrills and interests they impart the real spirit of the times they depict in a way no youthful reader will be likely to forget.

Most of the stories in this book a boy of eight or nine can read for himself, and these are the years of his school life when he is being taught something of our colonial history and of the myths and legends of primitive man. Thus these stories, while delighting many children and tempting them to read "out of hours," will serve a very useful purpose.

CONTENTS

PAGE

ONATOGA'S SACRIFICE John Dimitry 1

WAUKEWA'S EAGLE James Buckham 10

A FOURTH OF JULY AMONG THE INDIANS W. P. Hooper 22

A BOY'S VISIT TO CHIEF JOSEPH Erskine Wood 43

LITTLE MOCCASIN'S RIDE ON THE THUNDER HORSE 54 Colonel Guido Ilges

THE LITTLE FIRST MAN AND THE LITTLE FIRST WOMAN 74 William M. Cary

FUN AMONG THE RED BOYS Julian Ralph 87

THE CHILDREN OF ZUÑI Maria Brace Kimball 100

THE INDIAN GIRL AND HER MESSENGER BIRD George W. Ranck 112

HOW THE STONE AGE CHILDREN PLAYED Charles C. Abbott 115

GAMES AND SPORTS OF THE INDIAN BOY 123 Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman

AN OLD TIME THANKSGIVING M. Eloise Talbot 136

SOME INDIAN DOLLS Olive Thorne Miller 155

THE WALKING PURCHASE George Wheeler 159

THE FIRST AMERICANS F. S. Dellenbaugh 171

INDIAN STORIES

INDIAN LULLABY

Sleep, sleep, my boy; the Chippewas Are far away are far away. Sleep, sleep, my boy; prepare to meet The foe by day the foe by day! The cowards will not dare to fight Till morning break till morning break. Sleep, sleep, my child, while still 'tis night; Then bravely wake then bravely wake!

INDIAN STORIES

ONATOGA'S SACRIFICE

BY JOHN DIMITRY

ONCE, in the long ago, before the white man had heard of the continent on which we live, red men, who were brave and knew not what fear was in battle, trembled at the mention of a great man eating bird that had lived before the time told of in the traditions known of their oldest chiefs.

This bird, which, according to the Indian legends, ate men, was known as the PIASAU.

The favorite haunt of this terrible bird was a bluff on the Mississippi River, a short distance above the site of the present city of Alton, Illinois. There it was said to lie in wait, and to keep watch over the broad, open prairies... Continue reading book >>




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