Charles Montgomery Skinner was an American writer, editor, dramatic and art critic, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. He published collections of myths, legends, histories and oral narrative found inside the United States and across the world. The writer’s task Skinner identified in saving the folk traditions endangered by the age of America’s progress.
“The Death Of Umatilla” is a short story, entered in the collection “Myth and legends of our own land”. The narration is about Umatilla, chief of the Indians at the Cascades of the Columbia, who was one of the wisest leaders and one of few Native Americans who favored peace with the white settlers. The story tells about the end of all troubles between red and white men along the Columbia appeared after the death of Umatilla.
Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’ collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!