Chinnubbie and the Owl: Muscogee (Creek) Stories, Orations, and Oral Traditions

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Chinnubbie
and the Owl
Muscogee (Creek)
Stories, Orations, and
Oral Traditions

ALEXANDER POSEY

Edited by
Matthew Wynn
Sivils

University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln and London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • A Note on the Text ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1- Stories 25
  • Chinnubbie and the Owl 35
  • Chinnubbie Scalps the Squaws 41
  • Indian Anecdotes 47
  • Uncle Dick and Uncle Will 49
  • Uncle Dick’s Sow 54
  • "Jes ’Bout a Mid’Lin’, Sah" 58
  • Mose and Richard 63
  • Two Famous Prophets 67
  • A Foxy Old Buck 73
  • Part 2- Orations 75
  • The Indian- What of Him? 82
  • Sequoyah 85
  • Room at the Top 88
  • Col. McIntosh- A Few Words to His Memory 92
  • The Creek Opening Guns 95
  • Part 3- Muscogee (Creek) Oral Traditions 101
  • The Origins of Music According to the Creek Medicine-Men 106
  • The ’Possum and the Skunk- Or How the ’Possum Lost the Hair off His Tail 110
  • A Creek Fable 112
  • Fable of the Foolish Young Bear 115
  • The Devil’s Parodies 117
  • A Fable 120
  • Story by An Indian Raconteur 122
  • Bibliography 125
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