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This is another posthumous work by that remarkable linguist and anthropologist, Jeremiah Curtin, whose translations of Sienkiewicz's novels were merely byplays in the midst of his strenuous lifework. He collected nearly fifty legends and stories of the Modocs, many of them from a squaw, after the tribe had been suppressed and exiled. Other stories he heard when he himself visited the Modocs in the Klamath country. They are written in Curtin's well-known clear and vigorous vein, and their great variety not only enhances the ...

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