RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS

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                           Totem Tales

                                                Indian Stories                                                 Indian Told                                  Gathered in the Pacific Northwest                                                                                                    by                                              W. S. PHILLIPS                              With a Glossary of Words, Customs, and History of the Indians                                                  FULLY ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR                                                                                                  CHICAGO                                                                                        STAR PUBLISHING                                                                                                    1896       Rare, original 1896 first edition. Original decorated cloth. 326 pages. Very good condition. This wonderfully interesting book includes 175 beautiful illustrations. Book includes thirty one stories of Indian legends from the Indians themselves. The author personally recorded these stories on his travels through the Pacific Northwest. Some of the tribes focused on here include the Chinook, Haida, Chippewa, Quinault, and many others. Also includes a 13 page Vocabulary and Historical Appendix. I've included many illustrations and the detailed contents below.   I always combine shipping on multiple auction wins to save you money. Please see my other, vintage, antique book I currently have for sale on . Thanks for looking.                                                                          
                                                                       PREFACE
The stories contained in this little volume under the title of "Totem Tales" are the result of careful study and research among various tribes of Indians of the Northwestern Pacific Coast. The Indian peculiarity of narration is kept as nearly as possible, consistent with an understandable translation from the native tongue into English. The Indian names are all spelled phonetically, necessarily, so they should be pronounced as they are written — by the wounds represented. The stories constitute the embodiment of the Indian mytho-religious beliefs, and, as they are gathered from several tribes, they will sometimes clash as to the doings or looks of some of the characters, and in some cases the same character is mentioned by a different name, arising from the different tribal languages. The general idea of the white people seems to be that Indians believe in one supreme being, or "Great Spirit," which corresponds to the God of our Bible. This is not the case at all, for their religion is a mixture of Tah-mah-na-wis, or magic; Skal-lal-a-toots, or fairies, and Too-muck, or devils, the evil spirits, coupled with a vast legendary lore of a purely mythical nature — fairy stories, in fact — of which "Totem Tales" constitute a part. They are a very superstitious people and have signs, charms, and incantations for everything. Magic plays an important part in every Indian's everyday life and is interwoven with his doings and those of his ancestors and of the magic personages described in the legends, as, for example, "Spe-ow." Some of the stories contained in this volume were told to the author by the side of the campfire in the great forest of the far Northwest, others were obtained from "squaw men" who had married into the tribe and were familiar with the tales, others were gathered from men of long residence in the Northwest, who had hoard them from the old Indian story-tellers, characters who are fast vanishing with civilization. Cold type utterly fails to reveal the interest and fascination of these weird and simple tales as heard from the lips of some old and wrinkled member of the tribe, a trained story-teller, while crouched by the side of a blaze in the open air. His eyes shine with interest in his own story, and he acts as much of it as he can, posturing, gesticulating, talking with his hands as much as with his mouth, and the musical gutturals of the Indian tongue adding greatly to the story value of the tale. The giant pines rise up and up from the circle of the light until they are lost in the blackness that is only intensified by the blaze. The shadows flit about as the fire flickers, and it is not long until every Indian in the circle of listeners imagines he can see demons and fairies in the nooks of every bush and peeping from behind the giant trees, and they are in precisely the same state of mind that children are who listen to,believe, the frightful ghost stories told them by some old woman. It is another phase of voo-dooism, a dealing in magic and magic personages, and every legend has been called into being by the thirst of the human mind to know the origin of things which it does not comprehend. The legends account for the presence of mountains and other natural objects, the beginning, or creation, of animals, birds, etc., and the reason for the world being as it is to-day. At this late date it is difficult to separate the Bible stories told by missionaries, years ago, to the Indians, and which have since drifted into legendary lore twisted to fit the Indian view, and worn almost unrecognizable by many repetitions, from that part which is purely legendary and of Indian origin. This the author has endeavored to do, using time and patience, listening to the same story from different sources, until the Totem Tales embody the pure Indian stories which are told around the winter night story- fire in the lodges of the Northwest. With these words of explanation I launch these "Talking Pine" tales on the troubled sea of public opinion, with the hope that they will as greatly interest the young readers into whose hands they may chance to fall as they interested a group of little folks in one of our Western cities the first time I told them of "Spe-ow" and had to go away leaving them dancing on the lawn and calling, "More! more! tell us more." W. S. P. CONTENTS   The Talking Pine Song of the Waters Dance of the Wind Ka-ke-hete, the Chief of the Demons Birth of Skamson The Deeds of Yelth Wee-nat-chee, the Rainbow Cawk, the Beaver's Daughter Quaw-te-aht, the Changer The Great Waters The Crow Children Kit-si-na-o, the Stone Mother The Rain Song Of Wah-wah-hoo, the Frog Kloo-Kwallie, the Medicine Dance About the River Falls Tale of the Demons Magic of the Evil Eye Concerning a Hunter and a Bear Doak-a-Batl, the Maker Birth of the Sun Spe-ow and the Spider Ta-ko-mah, the Mountain The Bear Mother Yelth and the Butterfly Klale Tah-mah-na-wls Reading of the Totem Pole Carving of the Medicine Rattle Skamson, the Thunderer The Sing-Gamble The Tah-mah-na-wis of S'doaks ILLUSTRATIONS The Story Teller - Frontispiece. A Sloping Beach for the Canoes to Come Against Where the Children May Wade The Talking Pine T'solo on the Lake T'solo and the Talking Pine Wee-wye-kee Al-ki-cheek Shells Mowitch, the Deer Tzum-pish, the Trout The Rocks Try to Hold Me The Mountain Sheep The Ferns and the Pool To Them I Have Given Many Drinks Skall-lal-a-toots Moccasin The Night Bird The Path That S'noqualm, the Moon, Made Ka-ke-hete Esick Ka-ke-hete on the River The Wind Fought Ka-ke-hete a Great Battle Carving of Ka-ke-hete Skal-lal-aye Musk Too-lux Quoots-hoi Too-lux Caught a Little Whale The Whale— Haida Drawing The Little Whale— Haida Drawing But Too-lux Cut the Whale Across the Back Yelth Made Love to the Eagle's Daughter Yelth Ravens Yelth Flew Out of the Smoke Hole Yelth Flew with the Fire Looked Down at the Great Mountains Chee-chee-watah Chee-watum Gave Chethl a Magic Bear Skin White Water Flower Left Her Body Lying on the Floor Made Magic Medicine The Keeper of the Dead Cawk Goes with the Chief of the Sea Gulls T'sing, the Beaver A Lodge of Fish Skins Killed Him and Cut Oft His Head Tipsu-Koshoo. the Seal He Cut Her Fingers Off Called to Her Totem, Hootza Hootza, the Wolf Quaw-te-aht A Little Boy Crying Ohee-chee-watah Threw His Knife at the Man Made Magic to Call the Sah-ha-le Tah-mah-na-wis A Salmon Spear Made Cedar Bark Ropes G'Klobet Loaded His Biggest Canoe The Other Canoes Drifted Away They Answered with the Voices of Crows Left Them by the Canoe And So It Was He Carved the Totem Pole The Crow She Laughed at the Child of Skoolt-ka Skoolt-ka Had Only One Child The Tribe of Hootza Met in Council The Tribe of Hoot-za Ran to Her Lodge The Stone WomanSat and Smoked My Pipe Flowers and Grasses The Pines Danced the Wind Dance The Great Chief Smoked the Peace Pipe Wah-wah-hoo Carried Her into the Forest The Eagle Circled High T'set-shin, the Snake The Squirrel Watched The Tribe of the Mosquitoes The Wolves Smelled the Ground Plunged Off into the Whirlpool The Chief of the Fishes Took Him White Men Call Her the Will-o-the-Wisn Spud-tee-dock They Looked Like Black Shadows Held S'doaks with His Back Close to the Fire With These He Scourged Himself The Medicine Lodge S'doaks Fell Down Medicine Pipe A Sheet of Hurrying, Singing Water The River Falls The Demon Fought a Great Fight No Swimmer Could Live Here The Story Pipe A Big Demon Who Was the Worst One The Big Demon Made a Good Talk The Ground Cracked Open The Great River His Tail Was Broken The Evil Eye A Medicine Man A Too-muck Charm Mask Medicine Bag A Baby of a Smiling Face Found Her with Touats at the Spring The Grouse Touats Indian Drawing on Robe Touats and Hoots Fought a Great Fight Hoots, the Bear Doak-a-batl T'shumin, the Canoe Chopper He Wove a Willow Weir A Medicine Man Dancing Enapoo, the Muskrat Left Three Big Tracks Found His Brother Occupying His Place 205 The Moon Boy The Sun Brother Spe-ow The Moon Chief Found Him in the Trap Ki-ki, the Blue Jay Spe-ow Threw Up the Sun S'noqualm Fell to the Ground S'noqualm The Tyee Spider Spe-ow Kicked the Bluff Over The Mountain, Takomah Hia-qua He Went Away at the Coming of Night The Black Lake and the Tah-mah-na-wis Rocks The Elkhorn Pick He Started to Climb Out The Wind Threw Him Over the Rocks Smoked and Had Many Thoughts An Old Woman by the Lodge Door The Spotted Water Bird Indian Carving of the Bear Mother The Women Made Fun of Hoots Hoots Carried Away the Chief's Daughter Killed Hoots, the Bear Hoots Knows Where Good Eating Is They Searched for Homes for the Tribes of Men Tah-mah-na-wis Wolf Masks The Klale Tah-mah-na-wis Dance Tah-mah-na-wis Masks A Skall-lal-a-toot Tah-mah-na-wis Masks The Dancers Sat Down The Thunder Bird Mask The Great Totem Pole The Lodge of the Dead Man I Brought the Great Pole from the Canoe This Is the Tale The Medicine Rattle Medicine Rattle Indian Drawing of Skamson The Flight of Skamson Indian Drawings of Skamson War Club Where the White Men Live by the Lake Indian Drawings of Skamson Gamble Sticks Made a Motion to That Side The Fire Had Burned Low S'doaks S'doaks, Listen! Knife I Am Tah-mah-na-wis Ki-ki Told Him to Rest by the River Mink Dragging a Blue Jay RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 1 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 2 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 3 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 4 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 5 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 6 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 7 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 8 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 9 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 10 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 11 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 12 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 13 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 14 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 15 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 16 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 17 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 18 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 19 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 20 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 21 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 22 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 23 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 24 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 25 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 26 RARE 1896 FIRST 1ST EDITION INDIAN TOTEM POLES PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEST INDIANS 27  


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