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Finding Aid for the Frank Bird Linderman Papers, 1915-1932
2020  
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Box 1, Folder 1

How It Came About Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 92 leaves. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Part II.
Box 1, Folder 2

How It Came About Stories. Somers, Montana, n.d. [New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1921].

Physical Description: 56 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Revised proof.
Chapters include:
  • “At the Big lake When the Moon Is Full.”
  • “Near the Foot of the Mountain When the Moon Is Dark.”
Box 1, Folder 3

Indian Notes. n.p. 1936.

Physical Description: 21 leaves. Holograph. In a student notebook.
Box 1, Folder 4

Indian Old-Man Stories. n.p. n.d. [New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1926].

Physical Description: 30 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs.
Chapters include:
  • “Why Our Sight Fails With Age.”
  • “Why Children Lose Their Teeth.”
  • “How the Skunk Helped the Coyote.”
  • “Why the Weasel is White.”
  • “Old-Man and His New Weapons.”
  • “Looks at the Stars.”
  • “Ca-Mee-No-Wa-Sit.”
  • “Strikes-And-Kills.”
  • “Old-Man's Courting.”
Box 1, Folder 5

Indian Why Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 43 leaves. Holograph. In a student notebook.

Scope and Content Note

First version.
Box 1, Folder 6

Indian Why Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 82 leaves. Holograph. In a student notebook.

Scope and Content Note

First version.
Box 1, Folder 7

Indian Why Stories and Indian Old-Man Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 54 leaves. Holograph. In an unlined tablet.

Scope and Content Note

Introductions or Forewards.
Box 1, Folder 8

Kootenai Why Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 20 leaves. Holograph and typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Chapters include:
  • “My _____ Arms Are Thin.”
  • “Frog and Antelope.”
  • “Coyote and _____ Eyes.”
  • “Coyote and Grizzley Bear.”
  • “Boy and His Wife.”
  • “Dear Persons.”
  • “Coyote's Adventures.”
  • “War With Up-There-Persons.”
  • “The Rabbit Person.”
  • “Skunk Person.”
  • “Coyote and Buffalo Bill.”
  • “Story of Little Rock.”
  • “Stealing of the Springtime.”
Box 1, Folder 9

Kootenai Why Stories. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 7 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs.
Chapters include:
  • “Old-Man and the Thunder Birds (partila).”
  • “War With Up-There-Persons.”
  • “The Rabbit Person.”
Box 1, Folder 10

Lige Mounts. Somers, Montana, n.d.

Physical Description: 25 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Chapter ends with tailpieces.
Page proofs.

Note

[New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1922].
Box 2, Folder 11

Old-Man coyote. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 173 leaves. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Complete manuscript.
Chapters include:
  • “Bird's Country.”
  • “Lost Boy and the Little People.”
  • “Two F__rs.”
  • “Olduiau Coyote's Pride Has a Fall.”
  • “Old-Man and the Bulls.”
  • “Lodge Lining and Spring-Boy.”
  • “Old-Man Coyote and One-Man.”
  • “Why Turn ____ ____ Strings on Mr. Heels.”
  • “How People Got Buffalo.”
Box 2, Folder 12

On A Passing Frontier. Somers, Montana, n.d. [New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1920].

Physical Description: 44 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs.
Box 2, Folder 13

Poems. Somers, Montana, n.d.

Physical Description: 18 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs.
Poems include:
  • “Little Bear.”
  • “Ol' Dad.”
  • “Git Down an' Come In.”
  • “Prrecher Price.”
  • “Bluebird's Last Stand.”
  • “To the Coyote.”
  • “Cayuse Bill.”
  • “The Cow-Puncher's Yarn.”
  • “Cayuse Bill's Sermon.”
  • “Things Shore do Change.”
  • “An Incident of Shorty's.”
  • “Bible History.”
  • “I Stood Beside a Mound of Wishing Stones.”
  • “The Sun-Worshipper.”
  • “Intercession.”
  • “The Council of the Sun.”
  • “To A Magpie.”
  • “To An Old Cow-Horse.”
  • “Progress.”
  • “The Pot and the Kettle.”
  • “Confession.”
  • “The Deer Lick.”
  • “Night in the Forest.”
  • “The Perfume of the Pines.”
  • “Night in a Glacier Park.”
  • “The Lonely Tepee.”
  • “Pard O'Mine.”
  • “The Pack Bell.”
  • “The Packer's Ideal.”
  • “The Pioneer.”
  • “Old Trials.”
  • “Prophetic.”
  • “Optimistic-Pessimism.”
  • “To A Mountain Rat.”
  • “Luck.”
  • “Cabins.”
  • “The Old Frontier.”
  • “The Old Canoe.”
  • “The Trout Pool.”
  • “Hon De Fall.”
  • “Ma Frien' Pete Lebeau.”
  • “Pete Lebeau's Lament.”
  • “Reverie.”
  • “Scar-Face on Nature.”
Box 2, Folder 14

Red Mother. n.p. n.d. [New York: The John Day Company, 1932].

Physical Description: 171 leaves. Holograph.