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Myths and Legends of the Sioux [PDF / Epub] ✅ Myths and Legends of the Sioux By Marie L. McLaughlin – This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the original This is a reproduction of Legends of PDF/EPUB ¼ a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant Myths and PDF/EPUB or marks etc that were either part of the original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important and despite and Legends of Kindle ´ the imperfections have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

10 thoughts on “Myths and Legends of the Sioux

  1. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    I received a copy of Myths And Legends of The Sioux by Marie McLaughlin when it was the ForgottenBooks daily free download As the book was originally published in 1916 I am including it as my 1910s read for the Goodreads Bookcrossing Decade ChallengeMarie McLaughlin had a Sioux grandmother and spent much of her life living amongst the remaining Indians after they were forced into reservations She spoke the Sioux language and recorded the tales in this collection directly from the tribal elders understanding that their community culture and oral tradition would soon be lost to the world I did find the tone of her introductory essay rather patronising as she describes the Sioux as primitive and childlike dismissing their achievements and history Ironically such a lifestyle in tune with nature instead of wilfully destroying it is now seen as perhaps they only way for us all to surviveThere are thirty eight stories in the collection some of which I enjoyed very much others that were interesting as representations of Sioux culture and beliefs Humanised animals feature freuently as do magical spirits and witches and I was freuently reminded of African tales such as Redemption In Indigo by Karen Lord Some of the moral fables are similar in message to Aesop's fables and I liked several of the creation myths explaining why bears travel in twos or why frogs are even lower in the world hierarchy than rabbits However without any existing knowledge of Sioux culture many of the twists and turns seemed bafflingly arbitrary and I didn't understand why events happened as they didSee of my reviews on my blog Stephanie Jane

  2. ArwendeLuhtiene ArwendeLuhtiene says:

    La autora de esta recopilación de leyendas de los nativos americanos Sioux de principios del siglo XX Marie L McLaughlin era nieta de una nativa Sioux y creció entre ellos hasta los 14 años además de vivir la mayor parte de su vida en contacto con ellos al casarse con el agente de una agencia Sioux Dominaba la lengua Sioux y recopiló todas estas historias hablando con ancianas y ancianos de la nación El libro está muy bien presentado e incluye una serie de dibujo originales ¿dibujados por la autora?La pena es ue la mayor parte de las historias tiene como protagonistas a hombres y la participación femenina está muy limitada como solemos ver en tantas partes S a los roles de género tradicionales de labores de la casa belleza física y ser pedidas en matrimonio para lo ue los hombres tienen ue demostrar su valía como sucede en toda sociedad guerrera S matando a enemigos yo trayendo botín Sólo a veces aparece alguna bruja generalmente vista de forma negativa o mujer medicinamédica para romper este patrón La interacción entre mujeres también tiene muy poca relevancia en esta recopilación aunue a veces aparecen buenas relaciones entre madres e hijas por ejemplo eso sí generalmente centradas en el duelo tras la muerte de las segundas S

  3. Julie Sommer Julie Sommer says:

    This collection of Native American legends is so fun It was so interesting to compare these stories with the fairytales that I grew up with So many interesting connections and differences in between this folklore and western fairytales I especially loved a lot of the characterizations of animals and nature throughout the collection It made me want to illustrate every story If only I knew how to draw

  4. Bruce Bruce says:

    It is an interesting collection of parables and morals of a Native American culture There are a lot of similarities with those of the Greeks and probably most world cultures

  5. T.D. T.D. says:

    This book was a solid entry into Sioux folklore and mythology However as a Native American myself I found the book Forward a bit condescending With that said some of the Native American tales in this book can be a hard read because many of the traditional tales don't follow the same three act structure of traditional Western stories In his own book Karl Kroeber the author of Native American storytelling a reader of myths and legends summed up the uniue otherness of Native American tales by highlighting the differences between traditional Native stories and the classical Western style of stories that we are most accustomed to I will uote his book summary here He notes stories in which suspense is insignificant metaphors hardly used protagonists are often unnamed and ambiguity of motives is stressed He reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies demonstrating how they helped listeners to explore the efficacy of social practices and cultural institutions and how they reinforced American Indians' profound spiritual engagement with their natural environmentUnfortunately these are concepts that the author of this book Marie L McLaughlin did not understand Otherwise her book Forward would have explained that these stories aren't to be read as juvenile literature Nor are these tales to be read solely as entertainment Many of the stories she recorded in her book hold esoteric significance to members of the Sioux nation that we as non Sioux won't uite get All in all Myths and Legends of the Sioux was a solid read I would recommend that readers of Native American folklore and mythology read Karl Kroeber's book forward first before trying to read this book though Otherwise these tales won't make as much sense

  6. Mike Ogilvie Mike Ogilvie says:

    Published in 1913 this book chronicles a series of stories that Marie McLaughlin preserved for posterity They were all kept in an oral tradition and were given to her directly from older men and women of the Sioux I was fascinated by the idea of being able to read the exact stories and legends that were told from person to person among Native American people I enjoyed the stories but the reality fell short for me While they were interesting and mostly engaging most of them were at least a little bizarre and disjointed There was usually a mystical aspect sometimes related to an anthropomorphic animal elk deer rabbit and for some reason the spider Unktomi was always portrayed as sinister Usually the story would start out normally enough but it would end bizarrely or have unusual twists that just didn't add up I'm all for it normally but I just couldn't see the purpose most of the time My guess is that they are very comparable to the original Grimm fairy tales and Aesop's fablesThe stories themselves were very short ranging from 2 pages to 10 12 I read them all together one after the other In hindsight that was probably a mistake It would be much enjoyable to read the individual stories one at a time letting them each stand aloneIf you like myths and fairy tales or Native American studies you should definitely pick up Myths and Legends of the Sioux It's in the public domain so at minimum it's worth loading on your e reader to have on hand in case

  7. Robert Robert says:

    To understand this book is true to the form of the fairy tale Fairy tales don't always make perfect sense and often have unusual twists and turns that are at best implausible Think on Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Fairy tales are supposed to have delightful silliness in them Fairy tales also often have lessons teaching that is not presumptive because it is not preachy The child may uietly take this or that from the story and live their lives accordingly Unktomi the spider is like that in some of these stories functioning in the role that a trickster or even ogre might fulfill in European fairy tales In short it is a book worth reading However a thing must be appreciated according to its nature Some who have not developed a fondness for the odd uirks of fairy tale may not find it so enjoyable

  8. Benjamin Elliott Benjamin Elliott says:

    these tales express a very different mindset that was interesting to see Some of them are explanatory about different events and phenomena and a couple show the results of foolish or brave behavior but many of them don't express the kind of morals or lessons that many folk tales do

  9. A.R. Jarvis A.R. Jarvis says:

    Would have been stars but that last story really ruined my enjoyment of the whole book

  10. N Lopez N Lopez says:

    kinda interesting i kept expecting these myths and legends to have some type of pointno dice mostly weird

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