Swings




In "Games of the North American Indians" a Dr A L Kroeber (Reference, Arapaho, Wyoming) relates a flood myth in which a Crow woman, the wife of a man, urges a girl named River-woman, whom her husband has taken as a new wife to go with her to a swing which she had hung on a tree that leaned over a pool in the river. After refusing three times, the girl went and swung, when the rope broke and she fell into the pool and was drowned. (Even though Dr Kroeber relates this as myth we of course will never know.)

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