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The Myths of the North American Indians

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations.

Synopsis:

This magnificent collection of tales from the Native American tradition is both a cultural history and a compendium of myths and legends, including such stories as "Hiawatha", "The Sacred Bear-Spear", and "The Legend of Cold Weather".

Table of Contents

CHAPTER

I. "DIVISIONS, CUSTOMS, AND HISTORY OF THE RACE"

II. THE MYTHOLOGIES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

III. ALGONQUIAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS

IV. IROQUOIS MYTHS AND LEGENDS

V. SIOUX MYTHS AND LEGENDS

VI. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE PAWNEE

VII. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN INDIANS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY AND INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486259673
Author:
Spence, Lewis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Indian mythology
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Indian mythology -- North America.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
v. 27, no. 6
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.11 lb

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