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THIS LITTLE BOOK took its rise in the following experience that came to me many years ago when living with the Indians in their homes and pursuing my ethnological studies: One day I suddenly realized with a rude shock that, unlike my Indian friends, I was an alien, a stranger in my native land; its fauna and flora had no fond, familiar place amid my mental imagery, nor did any thoughts of human aspiration or love give to its hills and valleys the charm of personal companionship. I was alone, even in my loneliness. Time went on. The outward aspect of nature remained the same, but imperceptibly a change had been wrought in me until I no longer felt alone in a strange, silent country. I had learned to hear the echoes of a time when every living thing upon this land and even the varied overshadowing skies had its voice, a voice that was attentively heard and devoutly heeded by the ancient people of America. Henceforth, to me the plants, the trees, the clouds and all things had become vocal with human hopes, fears and supplications. When I realized how much closer because of this change I had been drawn to our land, how much greater had become my enjoyment of nature, the desire arose to find some way by which I could help to make audible to others the voice I had heard, and thereby restore to our hills and valleys their lost human element. Impelled by this purpose I have arranged these dances and games with native songs in order that our young people may recognize, enjoy and share in the spirit of the olden life upon this continent. My obligations are due to Mr. Francis La Flesche of the U. S. Bureau of American Ethnology and to Mr. Edwin S. Tracy, Musical Director of the Morris High School of New York City, for assistance in the preparation of this book.
Indian Games, Dances & Native Songs, Index Page
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|Front Cover Title Page Copyright Notice Dedication PREFACE PREFACE CONTENTS CONTENTS Introduction - 0101 Page - 0102 Page - 0103 Song and Dance Among the Indians - 0104 Page - 0105 Page - 0106 Page - 0107 Page - 0108 The Life of the Corn (a Drama in Five Dances),Introduction - 0109 Page - 0110 Dance I. The Corn Speaks - 0111 Page - 0112 Page - 0113 Page - 0114 Dance II. Planting the Corn - 0115 Page - 0116 Page - 0117 Page - 0118 Page - 0119 Page - 0120 Page - 0121 Page - 0122 Dance III. The Corn Springs Up - 0123 Page - 0124 Page - 0125 Page - 0126 Page - 0127 Page - 0128 Page - 0129 Dance IV. The Fields are Ready - 0130 Page - 0131 Page - 0132 Page - 0133 Page - 0134 Dance V. Honor to Mother Corn - 0135 Page - 0136 Page - 0137 Page - 0138 Page - 0139 Calling the Flowers - 0140 Page - 0141 Page - 0142 Page - 0143 Page - 0144 Page - 0145 Page - 0146 Page - 0147 Appeal for Clear Sky - 0148 Page - 0149 Page - 0150 Page - 0151 Page - 0152 Page - 0153 The He-de Wa-chi (An Omaha Festival of Joy) - 0154 Page - 0155 Page - 0156 Page - 0157 Page - 0158 Page - 0159 Page - 0160 Page - 0161 Page - 0162 Introduction - 0163 Page - 0164 Page - 0165 Page - 0166 Introductory Note - 0167 Pa-tol Stick - 0168 Page - 0169 Page - 0170 Plum Stone - 0171 Page - 0172 Introductory Note - 0173 Pu-in - 0174 Page - 0175 Ata-a-kut - 0176 Page - 0177 Page - 0178 Page - 0179 Hand Game - 0180 Page - 0181 Page - 0182 Page - 0183 Hiding the Disks - 0184 Page - 0185 Page - 0186 Page - 0187 I-ou'-tin - 0188 Page - 0189 Page - 0190 Page - 0191 Page - 0192 Page - 0193 Page - 0194 Page - 0195 Page - 0196 Page - 0197 Introduction, "Bali, and Racket" - 0198 Page - 0199 Page - 0200 Page - 0201 Ta-be - 0202 Page - 0203 Page - 0204 Double-ball - 0205 Page - 0206 Page - 0207 Hoop and Javelin - 0208 Page - 0209 Page - 0210 Page - 0211 Page - 0212 Page - 0213 Follow My Leader - 0214 Introduction - 0217 Page - 0218 Page - 0219 Presenting the Child to the Cosmos - 0220 Page - 0221 Page - 0222 Giving the Child a Name - 0223 Page - 0224 Page - 0225 Bestowing a New Name - 0226 Page - 0227 Page - 0228 Page - 0229 Page - 0230 Page - 0231 Taking an Indian Name in Camp - 0232 Page - 0233 Page - 0234 Indian Names for Boys . - 0235 Page - 0236 Indian Names for Girls - 0237 Page - 0238 Indian Names for Camps - 0239 Page - 0240 Page - 0241 Page - 0242 Page - 0243|