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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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Further Reading for The Legend of the Big Dipper

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960; Jesup Arapaho Expedition (1899-1901). The Arapaho (Kindle Location 1808). New York : [Published by order of the Trustees, American Museum of Natural History. Dorsey, George Amos, 1868-1931; Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960. Traditions … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary of The Legend of the Big Dipper

Through his retelling of the Big Dipper story and evidence from his biography, it becomes clear that Clarence A. Smith was an assimilator. Firstly, the main theme in the biographical work done on Clarence A. Smith was that he was … Continue reading

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Historical and Cultural Context of The Legend of the Big Dipper

The legend of the Big Dipper is a legend which has embedded itself in American Folklore, today it remains one of the best known and prevalent star formations in the North American night sky. Clarence A. Smith’s retelling of the … Continue reading

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Autobiography of Clarence A. Smith

Clarence Smith was the writer of The Legend of the Big Dipper in Volume One, Number Two of The Indian Craftsmen, a publication put out by the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Clarence entered the school when he was eighteen in … Continue reading

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