American Indian Legends

Allan A. Macfarlan, author
Everett Gee Jackson, illustrator
Los Angeles: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Ward Ritchie Press, 1968.
For indigenous peoples all over the world, folklore is an important cultural tradition. Some Native American stories are similar to European fairy tales, including the story featured here. “The Poor Turkey Girl” is a folk tale from the Zuni Native American Pueblo peoples of southwest North America. It is a variation of Perrault’s fairy tale “Cinderella.” However, the focus is not on finding true love but rather on keeping one’s promises.