Blackfeet Indian Stories

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(4.6 stars; 50 reviews)

The Blackfeet were hunters, travelling from place to place on foot. They used implements of stone, wood, or bone, wore clothing made of skins, and lived in tents covered by hides. Dogs, their only tame animals, were used as beasts of burden to carry small packs and drag light loads.

The stories here told come down to us from very ancient times. Grandfathers have told them to their grandchildren, and these again to their grandchildren, and so from mouth to mouth, through many generations, they have reached our time. (4 hr 20 min)


00 - Introduction 1:09 Read by Sibella Denton
01 - Two Fast Runners 2:04 Read by Sibella Denton
02 - The Wolf Man 9:05 Read by Maire Rhode
03 - Kŭt-O-Yĭs´, The Blood Boy 25:58 Read by M.C.Y.
04 - The Dog And The Root Digger 7:32 Read by Maire Rhode
05 - The Camp Of The Ghosts 11:59 Read by Maire Rhode
06 - The Buffalo Stone 2:59 Read by Sibella Denton
07 - How The Thunder Pipe Came 8:51 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
08 - Cold Maker's Medicine 10:36 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
09 - The All Comrades Societies: The Bull Society 8:44 Read by Sibella Denton
10 - The All Comrades Societies: The Other Society 11:58 Read by M.C.Y.
11 - The First Medicine Lodge 24:45 Read by M.C.Y.
12 - The Buffalo-Painted Lodges 7:06 Read by Melissa Bassil
13 - Mika`pi- Red Old Man 17:32 Read by M.C.Y.
14 - Red Robe's Dream 19:12 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
15 - The Blackfeet Creation 14:34 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
16 - Old Man Stories: The Wonderful Bird 3:51 Read by Sibella Denton
17 - Old Man Stories: The Rabbits' Medicine 3:31 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
18 - Old Man Stories: The Lost Elk Meat 2:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
19 - Old Man Stories: The Rolling Rock 3:31 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
20 - Old Man Stories: Bear and Bullberries 7:12 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
21 - Old Man Stories: The Theft from the Sun 4:54 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
22 - Old Man Stories: The Smart Woman Chief 6:25 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
23 - Old Man Stories: Bobcat and Birch Tree 6:44 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
24 - Old Man Stories: The Red-Eyed Duck 4:30 Read by Lucy Lo Faro
25 - The Ancient Blackfeet 33:21 Read by Lucy Lo Faro


People Are Funny

(5 stars)

Reviewers, how can you tell DNA through a voice? Bah! If you dont like it volunteer your voice.

(4 stars)

Cute stories! A native speaker might be better. Several words were mispronounced.

cute Indian stories about animals etc

(5 stars)

this is a collection of "tales" told by indians about how animals interacted with people or taught lessons to them. a cute collection with mostly good readers. i was mainly interested in the last chapter as it explained the teepee design & hunting methods.

Great Stories, well read mostly

(4 stars)

I would love to hear a native speaker read some.