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Charles G. Leland: Of The Great Deeds Which Glooskap Did For Men; How He Named The Animals

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Historical

Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903) was an American writer working in the genres humour and satire and collecting folklore. He studied American and European traditions and travelled a lot while working as a journalist. Leland became famous for his comic book 'Hans Breitman's Ballads'. This a is an old Indian legend that was collected and retold by Charles Leland. it tells us of a traditional character of the Indian folklore - Glooskap, an omnipotent god. So he comes into this world appearing among Wabanaki and begins doing his magnificent deeds, such as giving names to animals and many others.

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