Re: Akela: Wolf or Great Indian Chief (was Native American
James Perlberg (JPerlberg@AOL.COM)
Mon, 5 Feb 1996 23:45:59 -0500
In a message dated 96-02-05 02:23:01 EST, you write:
> Akela was described
>as a "great Indian chief", and Mowgli as an (American) "Indian" boy.
>My question for those with Cub books in the house: Is this story still in
>the Wolf book today, or has it been replaced with the more traditional story
>of Akela as the head of the wolf pack, and Mowgli as Kipling's youth?
Boy, that struck a memory in me! Now that I recall, Akela was the Indian
Chief when I was a Cub back in the '60s. However, NOW (I am a Den leader)
the Wolf book uses the Kipling Story. Akela is the Wolf and later in Bear,
the "guide" is Baloo (also of JB).
Many of the ceremonies that I have seen recently (like at Cub Camporee type
events) still utilize a lot of Indian Ceremony.
Hope this answers your question. YiS, Jim P.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City