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The sons of Earthmaker

In time Earthmaker set his eyes upon the earth again, and he saw that his weakest creation was prey to all and on the verge of being rubbed out. He then created a being like to men, and he called him Wakjąkaga, “Trickster.” Earthmaker spoke to his special creation and said, “Trickster, you are to … Continue reading

Little priest goes out by John Harrison

Little priest goes out by John Harrison

(224) First in 1865 they started back from Omaha City where they had gotten clothes and horses, and there on the west side, there they were. First a fort they came to, which they called “Fort Kearny.” It is said that there they first crossed a large river. It is the Platte River (Nįpárazera). This … Continue reading

The Annihilation of the Hočągara

The Annihilation of the Hočągara

IThe Annihilation of the Hočągara Version 1 by Robert Lincoln retold by Richard L. Dieterle When the Hočągara first came into being they were wákąčąk and possessed of powers like those of the spirits. Among their number they had four who were particularly holy. One of these could fly like a bird for four days … Continue reading

The creation of the world

The creation of the world

by James Smith and Thomas Clay retold by Richard L. Dieterle Upon what our Father sat when consciousness came upon him no one knows. In his solitude, he began to shed tears, for nothing could be seen anywhere. He took a measure of the substance upon which he reclined, and of this he made the … Continue reading

George Catlin Winnebago paintings

George Catlin Winnebago paintings

George Catlin Du-cór-re-a, Chief of the Tribe, and His Family, about 1830 Winnebago Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. George Catlin View on the Wisconsin River, Winnebago Shooting Ducks, 1836–37 Winnebago Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. George Catlin Wah-chee-háhs-ka, Man Who Puts All Out of Doors, … Continue reading