Category Archives: Indian Craftsman

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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John (Wap-Tose-Note) Ramsey-(Nez Percé)

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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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Elmira Jerome (Chippewa)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading A Legend of the Pottawatomi The Pottawatomi Indians believe in two spirits, Kitchemanito, symbolizing the Great Spirit, and Matchemanito, the evil spirit. When Kitchemanito first made the world it … Continue reading

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