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July 12 , 2007

How Glooskap Sailed Through The Great Cavern Of Darkness


Charles G. Leland was an American scholar, humorist, essayist and folklorist. In accordance with journalist’s working, Charles G. Leland travelled extensively and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics. During his travels he lived and studied with the Algonquin Indians for months at the same time recording their stories, myths and legends.
 “How Glooskap Sailed Through The Great Cavern Of Darkness” is a short Native legend about a chief of Indian people named Glooskap, the legendary figure of the Wabanaki, who was a warrior against evil and the possessor of magical powers.
The colorful and enigmatic Indians stories, accompanied with author’s notes and elucidations, will be undoubted pleasant to you and your children. Enjoy the reading!

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Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903) was an American writer working in the genres humour and satire and collecting folklore. He studied American and European traditions and travelled a lot while working as a journalist. Leland became famous for his comic book 'Hans Breitman's Ballads'.This is an old Indian legend that was collected and retold by…

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