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Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Indians of the Grand Canyon

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For almost seven hundred years, the Havasupai Indians, who call themselves People of the Blue Water, have lived in an area that includes the depths of the western Grand Canyon and the heights of the San Francisco Peaks. Here they inhabited the greatest altitude variation of any Indians in Southwestern America.

Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details their religious beliefs, customs, and healing practices. A second section presents legends of the Havasupai origin, the first people, and tales of Coyote, Gila Monster, Bear, and others.

 

Synopsis:

Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details their religious beliefs, customs, and healing practices, with a second section that presents legends of the Havasupai origin, the first people, and tales of Coyote, Gila Monster, Bear, and others.

About the Author

Carma Lee Smithson was engaged in doctoral research when she succumbed to lymphosarcoma in 1961. At her request, Robert Euler arranged and expanded her work for publication. Originally published in 1964 as Havasupai Religion and Mythology, this work has been reedited and includes photographs and a new foreword by Euler, now a consulting anthropologist.

Table of Contents

Preface
 
Religion
        Sacred Places and Spirits
        Conceptions of the Soul
        Shamans and Illness
        Concepts of Disease and Illness
        Preventive Medicine
        Medicinal Therapy and Contraceptives
       The Sweatlodge and Its Therapeutic Functions
       Death and Funeral Customs
       The Funeral of Mexican Jack
       Dances
 
Photographs
 
Legends
       Origins
       Havasu Canyon Walls Closing Up
       Frog Rock
       Origin of Menstruation
       The Man Who Went After His Wife
       The Lady Who Could Have No Children
       Grandmother and Little Boy
       The Sun and His Daughters
       The Man Who Caught Himself in the Eagle’s Nest
       Bear’s Wife
       Turkey (or Eagle)
       Turkey (version 2)
       Fox and the Giant Bird
       Fox and His Brother
       Gila Monster and Hunter Hawk
       Porcupine
       Porcupine (version 2)
       Bat
       Coyote and His Family
       Coyote Steals the Heart of a Chief
       Coyote, Wolf, and Lion
       Coyote Packs a Pole
       Wolf, Coyote, Bat, and Elk
       The First Sweatlodge
       Coyote and Deer
       Coyote’s Death
 
Bibliography
      
 

    

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874804461
With:
Euler, Robert C.
Author:
Euler, Robert C.
Author:
Smithson, Carma Lee
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Location:
Salt Lake City :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Havasupai Indians.
Subject:
Havasupai mythology.
Subject:
Havasupai Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series Volume:
ch. C
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 bandw illus., 1 figure
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 80

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Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details their religious beliefs, customs, and healing practices, with a second section that presents legends of the Havasupai origin, the first people, and tales of Coyote, Gila Monster, Bear, and others.

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