Old Indian Legends [retold by Zitkala-Sa]
Zitkala-Sa, Gertrude Bonnin
First Edition/First Printing in Very Good condition. Slightly rubbed boards with tape repairs to small tears near bottom on first 3 pages. SIGNED "Zitkala-Sa otherwise Mrs. Gertrude Bonnin" by the author directly on the front free endpaper. Laid in is Mrs. Bonnin's calling card as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society American Indians;
Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, Zitkala-Sa listened to tales told by Native American storytellers in both North and South Dakota, finding various versions, each supplying some lost link to the original. In her words: "And now I have tried to transplant the native spirit of these tales into the English language, since America in the last few centuries has acquired a second tongue." A most interesting collection of fourteen Native American legends.