Category Archives: Culture Hero Tale

Joe F. Tarbell (Mohawk)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading “STORY OF TEKAKMETHA” by Joe F. Tarbell   Once there lived an Indian chief who had a beautiful daughter. She wanted to become a Christian and go away … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Big Dipper by Clarence A. Smith

I USED to take great delight in listening to the stories told by my folks. Here is one which I can recall from memory¬∑ I will tell it in my own words: Once upon a time there were six brothers … Continue reading

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Iva Miller (Cherokee)

Biography| Historical and Cultural Context| Critical Commentary| Further Reading   “Robin Red Breast.” Iva Miller, Cherokee The war was over and many prisoners had been taken captive, and some were sent into slavery. Among the captives was a brave warrior … Continue reading

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