THE CELESTIAL SISTERS. Page 11.
INDIAN FAIRY BOOK.
FROM THE ORIGINAL LEGENDS.
With Illustrations by John McLenan.
ENGRAVED BY A. V. S. ANTHONY.
PUBLISHED BY ALLEN BROTHERS.
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1868,
BY CORNELIUS MATHEWS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York.
The following stories have been, time out of mind, in their original form, recited around the lodge-fires and under the trees, by the Indian story-tellers, for the entertainment of the red children of the West. They were originally interpreted from the old tales and legends by the late Henry R. Schoolcraft, and are now re-interpreted and developed by the Editor, so as to enable them, as far as worthy, to take a place with the popular versions of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and other world-renowned tales of Europe and the East, to which, in their original conception, they bear a resemblance in romantic interest and quaint extravagance of fancy. The Editor hopes that these beautiful and sprightly legends of the West, if not marred in the handling, will repay, in part at least, the glorious debt which we have incurred to the Eastern World for her magical gifts of the same kind.
|I.—The Celestial Sisters
|II.—The Boy who Set a Snare for the Sun
|III.—Strong Desire and the Red Sorcerer
|IV.—The Wonderful Exploits of Grasshopper
|V.—The Two Jeebi
|VI.—Osseo, the Son of the Evening Star
|VII.—Gray Eagle and his Five Brothers
|IX.—The Origin of the Robin
|X.—White Feather and the Six Giants
|XI.—Sheem, the Forsaken Boy
|XII.—The Magic Bundle
|XIII.—The Red Swan
|XIV.—The Man with his Leg Tied Up
|XV.—The Little Spirit or Boy-Man
|XVI.—The Enchanted Moccasins
|XVII.—He of the Little Shell
|XVIII.—Manabozho, the Mischief-Maker
|XIX.—Leelinau, the Lost Daughter
|XX.—The Winter Spirit and his Visitor
|XXII.—Weendigoes and the Bone-Dwarf