Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (December 28, 1997)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.9 MB
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Hernando de Soto encountered the Caddos within the 16th century, and survivors of Sieur de los angeles Salle’s final voyage within the past due 17th century gave the 1st complete description of them. via 1903, whilst George A. Dorsey used to be investigating their customs and ideology, the Caddos, numbering 530, have been residing on a reservation in Oklahoma. The Caddoan tribes, came across alongside the pink River and its tributaries in present-day Louisiana and Arkansas, practiced agriculture lengthy prior to they hunted buffalo. The stories gathered for this e-book, first released in 1905, mirror the women’s horticultural practices (supplemented by way of the men’s hunting), village existence exclusive through conical grass resorts, kin and social relationships, connection to nature, and ceremonies. The stories vibrate with earthly and unearthly forces: Snake-Woman, who distributes seeds; Coyote, who regulates lifestyles after demise; the Effeminate guy, who brings strife to the tribe; Coward, son of the Moon; the fellow and the puppy who develop into Stars; the previous girl who stored the entire pecans; Splinter-Foot Boy and Medicine-Screech-Owl; water monsters; animal-people; and cannibals.