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Civilization of the American Indian #82: Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies

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The stories in this unusual collection come from the twelve tribes of Indians that, in historic times, have lived in the present states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. They include myths, legends, personal narratives, and historical traditions preserved by highly respected storytellers, and reveal much about the lives and beliefs of the early Indians.

The sections of the book are arranged to represent Indians of six linguistic groups: Nez Percés; Flatheads, Kalispels (or Pend dOreilles), and Coeur dAlênes(Skitswish);  Kutenais; Shoshonis and Bannocks; Arapahoes, Gros Ventres, and Blackfeet; and Crows and Assiniboines. Although attention is focused on Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, the factual introductions to the various sections cover a larger—from the Cascade Range of western Washington and Oregon almost to the Mississippi River. Because the Sioux frequently came into Montana and Wyoming to make war and to hunt buffalo, two of their landscape legends are included.

These are the stories which used to be told around winter fires for the entertainment and instruction of the Indian family. The simplicity of style characterizing the narrations is truly reflective of their origins in oral literature.

Mythology is related to history in this volume, which belongs in any library or home where instruction is intended to delight.

About the Author

Ella E. Clark is also the author of Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest (Berkeley, 1958) and Indian Legends of Canada (Toronto, 1960). She holds degrees from Northwestern University and is professor emeritus of English in Washington State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806120874
Author:
Clark, Ella E.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Clark, Ella E.
Location:
Norman, Okla. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Folklore.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Civilization of the American Indian series ;
Series Volume:
no. 4v. 82
Publication Date:
19880331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.74 in 0.89 lb

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