Category Archives: Frank Bird Linderman

A Gun Trade by Frank Bird Linderman

A beautiful Colt 45 with mother-of-pearl handle is traded. It’s a mechanical disaster and the only one in danger from it is the person who tries to fire it. The trick is to trade it while the next mark is … Continue reading

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At The Bar by Frank Bird Linderman

A Navajo horse blanket is missing. A sheep herder is suspected. The sheriff and his posse round up the suspect and he is brought to trial. But as this town had no sheriff, judge, or court, the terrified sheepherder is … Continue reading

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In The Name of Friendship by Frank Bird Linderman

In The Name of Friendship by Frank Bird Linderman In the old west a man has reached bottom and is determined to kill himself. As there are consequences to suicide in the hereafter, the bartender at the Silver Dollar offers … Continue reading

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch01

Indian Old-Man Stories collected by Frank Bird Linderman A perfect deity (Manitou) is always a problem because the world isn’t perfect. The Indians solved that problem by attributing the creation of the world and all its creatures to Old-Man. Old-Man … Continue reading

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch02

Ch02 Why the Kingfisher Always Wears A War Bonnet

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch03

Ch03 Why the Curlew’s Bill Is Long And Crooked

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch04

Ch04 Old-Man Remakes the World

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch05

Ch05 Why the Blackfeet Never Kill Mice

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch06

Ch06 How the Otter Skin Became Great Medicine

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch07

Ch07 Old-Man Steals the Sun’s Leggings

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch08

Ch08 Old-Man and His Conscience

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch09

Ch09 Old-Man’s Treachery

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch10

Ch10 Why the Night-Hawks Wings Are Beautiful

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch11

Ch11 Why the Mountain-Lion Is Long and Lean

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch12

Ch12 The Fire Leggings

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch13

Ch13 The Moon and the Great Snake

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch14

Ch14 Why the Deer Has No Gall

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch15

Ch15 Why the Indians Whip the Buffalo Berries From the Bushes

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch16

Ch16 Old-Man and the Fox

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Indian Old-Man Stories Ch17

Ch17 Why the Birch Tree Wears Slashes In Its Bark

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