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Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull: A Plains Indian Story

Goble, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0606102221 / ISBN 13: 9780606102223
Published by Demco Media, 1996
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Title: Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull: A Plains ...

Publisher: Demco Media

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st Orchard Paperbacks Ed.

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Iktomi, the Plains Indian trickster, interrupts a powwow of the Mouse People and gets his head stuck in a buffalo skull. Asides and questions printed in italics may be addressed by the storyteller to listeners, encouraging them to make their own remarks about the action.Iktomi, the Plains Indian trickster, interrupts a powwow of the Mouse People and gets his head stuck in a buffalo skull, and his wife must come to his aid

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Grade 2-5-- Iktomi, the Plains Indian trickster of Iktomi and the Ducks (1990) and Iktomi and the Berries (1989, both Orchard), is up to no good again. Grumbling and wisecracking, full of himself as ever, the crafty fellow falls to his own stupidity as usual. He sets off in full ceremonial regalia to impress the girls in the next village, but is distracted by a Mouse-People powwow and before long has a sacred buffalo skull stuck on his head. In this irreverent condition, he stumbles into the river and floats back to his village, where Mrs. Iktomi sets him free with a few blows of her stone hammer, telling him a thing or two while she's at it. In a comfortable blend of three voices, Goble includes asides to listeners and Iktomi's own self-congratulatory running commentary, both of which add sparkle to an already lively tale. The ink and watercolor pictures make use of Goble's characteristic confident line, vivid color, and expressive forms (some in silhouette) set against plenty of contrasting white space in vibrant ways that release them from the soberness of some of his more sedate work. Details of dress, village, and animals place the story visually in a traditional context, while modern references in Iktomi's speech suggest that he and his stories are still alive today. A comic, respectful telling, and a pleasure to read many times over. --Karen Litton, London Public Libraries, Ontario, Canada
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