First edition. 8vo. Dark blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 202 pp., introduction. The Arikara are northern plains Indians and of Caddoan linguistic stock. In 1854 they were placed at Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Tales contained within this volume tell us of their understanding of the creation of the earth, how people came to be on earth, the cultivation of corn, the escape from the buffalo, and many more myths and legends of their society. Covers lightly rubbed and text clean and bright for a near fine, tight copy.
Inventory Number: 44737