Myths and legends of the New York state Iroquois . e fisher-man and the hunter know it, the grandmothers tell it to theirchildrens children and the children tell it to their dolls, the medi-cine men chant its songs and in their incantations for the harvests,they dance for the little folk, and the dancers in darkness chantthe story in song.^ 1 It is interesting to note the important part which orphans play in Iroquois mythology.Most of the mystic societies were founded by orphans who had been driven from home toperish and other legends set forth the great heroism and eventual success of orphans
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