ERIC Number: ED245861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
"The Story of Running Eagle" and "The Cause of Things."
Schultz, James Willard
The two illustrated children's stories are part of a series about the Blackfeet Indians. The first story, originally published in 1916, is the story of Weasel Woman, an orphaned girl who stole her way into a raiding party and became a successful warrior and, ultimately, a war chief named Running Eagle. The second story is a Blackfeet creation tale that describes how, after the Old Man created the world and the first people, a man and his sons set out to find better hunting and discovered the plains and the buffalo. The tale explains how the father rubbed magic black medicine on the feet of his first son so that he could move close to the buffalo to hunt them and how that son and his descendents were the Blackfeet Indians. The story also explains that the other two sons and their descendents settled in areas nearby and became the South Blackfeet and the Blood Indians. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Legends, Reading Materials, Tribes
Council for Indian Education, Box 31215, Billings, MT 59107 ($1.45).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Heart Butte School District #1, MT.
Identifiers: Blackfeet (Tribe)
Note: For related document, see RC 014 807-809.