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Long winter evenings were favored times among the Pueblo Indians for storytelling. Seated around a brightly burning log fire, families would listen to a succession of narrators tell their tales of the coyotes as trickster or cultural hero, of the Yellow and Blue Corn Women and many other legendary figures.

This volume contains nearly 100 of these entertaining stories (including many variants), each an authentic tale told to noted anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons by Pueblo Indians of Taos, New Mexico. Acquired in part from Mexican neighbors, from Apache and Plains Indian tribes, Pueblo lore is filled with fantasy and symbolism. The sometimes graphic and always intriguing fables offer an unparalleled glimpse into the beliefs and culture of the Indians of the American Southwest.

Here are diverting accounts of "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "Magpie and the Corn Mothers," "Turquoise Boy Races the Deer Boys," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," "The Girl Who Married a Bear," "The Apache Journey to Basket Mountain," "Coyote Brings the Buffalo to Taos," and many more.

Of great value to students of anthropology and ethnology, these richly imaginative tales will provide a special treat as well for general readers with an interest in Native American folklore.

Synopsis:

Nearly 100 tales: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.

Synopsis:

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.

Synopsis:

Nearly 100 authentic tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs and culture of the Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "Magpie and the Corn Mothers," "Turquoise Boy Races the Deer Boys," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," "Escape Up the Tree," and many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486289748
Author:
Parasons, Elsie Clews
Author:
Parsons, Elsie C.
Author:
Parsons, Elsie Clews
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales, american
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Taos indians
Subject:
Tales -- New Mexico -- Taos Pueblo.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Taos Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
9565
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Toddler - Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.58 lb
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 192 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486289748 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nearly 100 tales: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 100 authentic tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs and culture of the Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "Magpie and the Corn Mothers," "Turquoise Boy Races the Deer Boys," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," "Escape Up the Tree," and many more.

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