Young Rogue's Magic

by Robert Lincoln

"Young Rogue, a brother of  Robert Lincoln, use to roll up a piece of clay about the size of a marble and roll it off and it would go jumping off as a toad. And he could shoot a blue stem grass into a log.

Young Rogue has been dead about four years."1

Commentary. "four years" — since Paul Radin conducted his field work between 1908 and 1912, Young Rogue would have died between 1904 and 1908.

Links: Witches, Frogs.

Stories: mentioning witches or warlocks: The Witch Men's Desert, The Thunder Charm, The Wild Rose, The Seer, Turtle and the Witches, Great Walker and the Ojibwe Witches, The Claw Shooter, Mijistéga’s Powwow Magic and How He Won the Trader's Store, Migistéga’s Magic, Mijistéga and the Sauks, Migistéga's Death, The Mesquaki Magician, The Tap the Head Medicine, Keramaniš’aka's Blessing, Battle of the Night Blessed Men and the Medicine Rite Men, The Magical Powers of Lincoln's Grandfather, The Hills of La Crosse, The Shawnee Prophet — What He Told the Hocągara (v. 2), Įcorúšika and His Brothers, Thunder Cloud Marries Again, Paint Medicine Origin Myth, The Woman's Scalp Medicine Bundle, Potato Magic; mentioning frogs: The Stone that Became a Frog, Hare and the Dangerous Frog, The Two Boys, The Woman Who Became an Ant, Snowshoe Strings, Turtle's Warparty, Porcupine and His Brothers.


1 Robert Lincoln, a story about Young Rogue, in Paul Radin, Winnebago Notebooks, Freeman #3862 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society) Winnebago I, #3: 16. Published in Paul Radin, The Winnebago Tribe (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1923) 258.