Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians

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CONTENTS
CREEK STORIES

[The numbers in parentheses refer to the classification given in the Comparison of Myths, pages 267-275.]

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1. How day and night were divided2
2. Bead-spitter and Thrown-away2
3. The orphan (43)7
4. Thunder Helper (43)8
5. The origin of corn (4)9
6. The orphan and the origin of corn (4, 6)10
7. The orphan and the origin of corn (second version) (4, 6)13
8. The orphan and the origin of corn (third version) (6)15
9. The only son and Rabbit (6)17
10. The origin of tobacco (15)19
11. The origin of tobacco (second version) (15)19
12. The origin of tobacco (third version)19
13. Man-eater and the little girl (The magic flight) (9)20
14. The water panther21
15. How the alligator's nose was broken22
16. Story of the bat (52)23
17. The friendly dogs23
18. The hunter and his dogs (25)25
19. The monster lizard26
20. The hunter, the monster lizard, and the panther (33)27
21. The hunter, the monster lizard, and the panther (second version) (33)28
22. The racing snake (34)29
23. The man who became a snake (35)30
24. The man who became a snake (second version) (35)31
25. The man who became a snake (third version) (35)32
26. The man who became a snake (fourth version)33
27. The man who became a snake (fifth version) (35)34
28. The king of the tie-snakes (41)34
29. The story of the turkey (39)36
30. The monster turtle (44)36
31. The monster turtle (second version) (44)37
32. The big rock man38
33. The woman and the monster earthworm (40)38
34. The fawn, the wolves, and the terrapin (49)38
35. How the terrapin's back came to be in checks (53)40
36. How the terrapin's back came to be in checks (second version) (53)41
37. Why the opossum has no hair on his tail41
38. Why the opossum has no hair on his tail (second story) (49)41
39. The race between the crane and the humming bird (50)42
40. Rabbit gets Man-eater over to the other side of the ocean (65)42
41. Rabbit gets Man-eater over to the other side of the ocean (second version) (65)42
42. Rabbit gets Man-eater over to the other side of the ocean (third version) (65)43

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  • Title Page i
  • Letter of Transmittal iii
  • Contents v
  • Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians 1
  • Creek Stories 2
  • Hitchiti Stories 87
  • Alabama Stories 118
  • Koasati Stories 166
  • Natchez Stories 214
  • Comparison of Myths 267
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