Traditions of the Caddo

Traditions of the Caddo

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First encountered by explorer Hernando de Soto in the 16th century, the Caddoan tribes, found along the Red River in present-day Arkansas and Louisiana, practiced agriculture long before they hunted buffalo. These tales vibrate with both earthly and unearthly forces.Chicken-Hawk was a poor hunter and never succeeded in bringing his family more than a little mouse or some game that he had ... Hawk pretended that he had killed many such big game before, and acted as if he were being kind to Eagle in asking him to help him. ... As he was returning home he felt so ashamed, that he cut some of the meat off of his legs to take home for his friend to eat, rather thananbsp;...

Title:Traditions of the Caddo
Author:George Amos Dorsey
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1905


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