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Two Indian Children of Long Ago

BY FRANCES LILIAN TAYLOR Author of Adventures in Storyland Readers

ILLUSTRATED BY L. KATE DEAL

BECKLEY CARDY COMPANY CHICAGO

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY BECKLEY CARDY COMPANY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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CONTENTS

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THE FIRST AMERICANS 7

THE WILD RICE INDIANS 13

STORIES AND STORY TELLERS 17

WELCOME TO A PAPOOSE 21

THE INDIAN BABY AND HER CRADLE 25

WHITE CLOUD'S FIRST RIDE 28

NOKOMIS TELLS A STORY 34

THE FIREFLY DANCE 37

SWIFT ELK, THE INDIAN BOY 40

THE NAMING OF SWIFT ELK 45

FIRE AND THE FIRE MAKERS 49

THE THUNDERERS 56

THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE FOREST 58

BLACK WOLF TELLS A STORY 62

THE RACE BETWEEN THE CRANE AND THE HUMMING BIRD 67

HUNTING WILD DUCKS 70

A BRAVE DUCK 77

SUMMER SPORTS 81

THE BALL GAME 85

THE ANIMALS AND THE BIRDS PLAY BALL 89

GATHERING WILD RICE 94

THE ANT AND THE KATYDID 100

HOW WILD RICE WAS DISCOVERED 102

MOVING THE DOLLS' CAMP 106

FINDING A WAR FEATHER 114

THE LYNX AND THE HARE 117

HOW THE ANIMALS SAVED THE TRIBE 119

WINTER EVENINGS 125

THE GROUND HOG DANCE 131

THE LUCKY HUNTER 134

HOW SICKNESS CAME 140

HOW SPRING CONQUERED WINTER 144

THE GIFT OF CORN 149

THE MAGIC CANOE 154

THE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS 158

ABOUT THE BOOK 160

TWO INDIAN CHILDREN of LONG AGO

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THE FIRST AMERICANS

We are proud of being Americans. But we must not forget that the Indians once owned all America, north and south and east and west.

The Indians were the first Americans of whom we read. No people ever had a greater love for their land, and no race has ever taken more pleasure in out of door life.

After Columbus found the New World, white men came from Europe to make their homes here. As time went on they drove the Indians farther and farther west and took away their hunting grounds.

Let us try to imagine our country as it was when the Indians owned it. Can we picture our land without a house or a store or a railroad? Can we think of great rivers with no cities on their banks and with no bridges on which to cross from one side to the other?

Every boy we know likes to go camping. But who would be willing to set up a camp far away in the deep woods without taking with him tent or food or blankets?

Before trade with the white men began, the Indians found everything they needed in the wild land about them. They could make their own weapons and tools, their canoes and paddles, their houses and clothing, and even build a fire without matches.

Your fathers leave home to earn money for your food and clothing. Your mothers see that your meals are cooked and that your clothes are bought or made... Continue reading book >>




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