Old Indian Legends (AmazonClassics Edition) (Unabridged)
In this exquisite collection of children’s folktales, Zitkála-Šá shares the legends that were handed down to her through generations of Yankton storytellers. These tales display the wide range of insights and observations that accrue to such stories through repeated iteration, but they also benefit from the sharp ear and finely tuned sensibility of Zitkála-Šá as a writer. Her characters seem to speak to us—often crying out to us—in the same tones that Zitkála-Šá must once have heard. Whether or not readers have any previous familiarity with the trickster Iktomi or the many animals who seek to outwit him, Zitkála-Šá’s work has the power to charm, enchant, and enlighten.
Revised edition: Previously published as Old Indian Legends, this edition of Old Indian Legends (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.