Boas. Kwakiutl Tales

Today's free book is Kwakiutl Tales by Franz Boas. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Sacred Texts and Hathi Trust. The links below are to the Sacred Texts version of the book.


1. Q!â'nêqê?laku and Xatê'tsEn
2. SE'nlê?
3. Hamâ'lak*aua?ê
4. Scab
5. L!â'lamîn
6. Kunô'sila
7. Mâ'dEm
8. The Singing Skull
9. Mountain-Goat Hunter
10. Wî'wag*êsawê?
11. The Dzô'noq!wa

12. The Mink Legend

13. The Deer and his Son.
14. Great-Inventor
15. X*â'nElku

16. The Q!â'nêqi?laxu Legend
Q!â'nêqi?laxu and his Brother Only-One
Q!â'nêqi?laxu, and Ts!â'ts!ô
Q!â'nêqi?laxu kills the Whales
Q!â'nêqi?laxu makes a House for Only-One
Q!â'nêqi?laxu begins his wanderings
Q!â'nêqi?laxu marries the Daughter of Gwâ'?nâlâlis
Q!â'nêqi?laxu meets Shaman
Q!â'nêqi?laxu revives the Ancestors of the Koskimo
Origin of the Deer
Origin of the Mink
Origin of the Raccoon
Origin of the Mallard Ducks
Q!â'nêqi?laxu gives Man and Woman their Present Form
Transformation of the Man with many Mouths
Q!â'nêqi?laxu meets Oldest-One-in-the-World
Q!â'nêqi?laxu meets Ô'?mâl
Origin of the Perch

17. MEskwa' (Greedy-One)
The Birth of Greedy-One
Greedy-One steals Crabapples
Greedy-One catches the Salmon
Greedy-One kills Bear, Cormorant, and Gum

18. Ô'?mâl
18. Ô'?mâl
Ô'?mâl marries the Daughter of the Killer-Whale
Ô'?mâl gets the Soil
Ô'?mâl obtains the Water
Ô'?mâl makes War on Southeast Wind
Ô'?mâl obtains the Tides
Ô'?mâl Paints the Birds
Ô'?mâl obtains Daylight
Ô'?mâl gambles with Gull
Ô'?mâl imitates his Hosts
Ô'?mâl kills the Thunder-Birds

19. Hâ'daga (Raven-Sound-in-House).
20. NômasE'nxêlis (Oldest-One-in-the-World)
Ô'?meäl (Chief-of-the-Ancients)
22. Dâ'p!abê (Leader)
23. Q!â'g*i?wa (Centre, the Chief of the Ghosts)
24. Q!ômg*ustâEls (Wealth-coming-up)
25. A?mâ'xwax*sag*îla (Potlatch-Giver)
26. Hâ'dahô
27. Lâ'gelêqEla (Surpassing)
28. The Descendants of Surpassing
29. Nô'aqaua (Wisest-One)
30. The Brothers
31. Yax*st!al
32. Q!ô'mg*ila
33. The Blind Man who recovered his Eyesight
34. Song-Dance
35. Dzâ'wadalalîs
36. G*â'yusdä?sElas
37. ?nâ'lak!ulEm
38. Xwâ'xwas
39. ?nEmô'gwis
40. Gray-Face (Ô'xsEm) and Twin (Yîkwî'l)
41. The Boy who disappeared Underground
42. K*ê'lôs
43. L!â'lamîn
44. Mâ'lêleqala
45. Nô'mas
46. Gâ'sag*ila
47. Q!ê'x*Lala
48. Wâ'walê
49. Additions to the Myth of Kwêkwaxâ'wê?
50. Additions to the Myth of the Mink
51. Addition to the Myth of Q!â'nêqê?laku
52. Note regarding the Origin of the Sun





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