Bismarck, N.D: Bismarck Tribune Company, 1916. First Edition. Tall 8vo. 200 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author; black & whtie illustrations. Grey cloth with color design of a Sioux chief in war bonnet on upper front and bleck lettering in publisher's grey dustjacket with the same design. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (slight darkening to covers; minor wear to extremities). Item #21158
The author was born to a white father and a mixed-blood Sioux mother and heard many Sioux stories groing up among the eastern Sioux of Minnesota. She served as an interpreter for her husband, James McLauglin, when he was head of the Devils Lake and Standing Rock agencies and an inspector for the Indian Bureau. The legends include 38 stories rich in humor, animal lore, otherworldly encounters, and famous legends such as those featuring Unktomi (Spider) and the Stone Boy.