INDIAN SLEEP MAN TALES by Bernice G. Anderson

INDIAN SLEEP MAN TALES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is authentic legendary and folk material of the Otoe tribe, and the stories are well told, with the rhythmic quality of the Indian story teller. The stories themselves are the How and Why type, with the characters creatures of the wild, physical manifestations, things in nature, for the most part, but with enough Indian tribal customs (the Tow-wa and the peace pipe) to build a good sense of background, the history and the characteristics of the tribe. The connecting links, with the children at bed-time demanding the stories, is unoriginal and amateurish.

Publisher: Caxton