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The Way to Rainy Mountain

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Publisher Comments:

First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200,000 copies.

"The paperback edition of The Way to Rainy Mountain was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them. They seem to proceed from a place of origin as old as the earth.

"The stories in The Way to Rainy Mountain are told in three voices. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition. The second is the voice of historical commentary. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself."--from the new Preface

Synopsis:

Yhe author retells the Kiowa myths learned from his grandmother, speculates on the actual history they may symbolize, and describes with infectious nostalgia the Indian life he knew as a child.

Synopsis:

Kiowa Indian myth, history, and personal reminiscences.

About the Author

N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel House Made of Dawn. Several of his books are available from UNM Press, including The Way to Rainy Mountain. He lives in Santa Fe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826304360
ill.:
Momaday, Al
Author:
Momaday, Al
Author:
Momaday, N. Scott
Author:
Momaday, Natachee Scott
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque, N.M. :
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Mutism
Subject:
Kiowa Indians
Subject:
Kiowa mythology.
Subject:
Kiowa Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
American Indians
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
University of New Mexico Press pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
72-67.
Publication Date:
19760931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
98
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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