Skunny Wundy-Seneca Indian Tales


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A collection of children’s tales, handed down by Seneca Indians. They have been gathered together by a Seneca anthropologist, who himself is the grandson of a leading Seneca chief.

Skunny Wundy-Seneca Indian Tales is an enchanting book of children’s tales handed down by Native American storytellers & collected by the noted Seneca anthropologist. “These tales are for boys & girls. It is a shame to hide them away”–Arthur C. Parker. “I wish I could have read it as a child. But the next best thing to that is being able to recommend it to the children of another generation–Native & non-Native children alike. Like the storyteller holding out his bag & asking a child to reach in & pull out the next tale to be told, it is my privilege to offer this book to you & to urge you, as Parker did so well over a century ago, to listen. Listen well.”–Joseph Bruchac. Here children will meet the clever fox & raccoon, the rabbit who is often easily duped, courageous but not very bright bears, & the villainous wolf. Here too is the turtle, with a special place in Seneca mythology, & many other animal characters, the mink & eagle, buffalo, weasel, & the old snowy owl. This is the first paperback printing of Skunny Wundy.

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Skunny Wundy-Seneca Indian Tales

Editorial Review

From Library Journal
Anthropologist Parker collected these stories while growing up on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York. Handed down orally through the generations, these yarns were permanently captured on paper for the first time in this 1926 volume.

Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Series: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Syracuse University Press (January 1, 1995)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces

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