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Seneca Myths and Folk Tales

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"On the Cattaraugus reservation, it was part of a child's initial training to learn why the bear lost its tail, why the chipmunk has a striped back, and why meteors flash in the sky," writes Arthur C. Parker at the beginning of Seneca Myths and Folk Tales. His blood ties to the Senecas and early familiarity with their culture led to a distinguished career as an archaeologist and to the publication in 1923 of this pioneeering work. Parker recreates the milieu in which the Seneca legends and folktales were told and discusses their basic themes and components before going on to relate more than seventy of them that he heard as a boy. Here is the magical Senecan world populated by unseen good and evil spirits, ghosts, and beings capable of transformation. Included are creation myths; folktales involving contests between mortal youths and assorted powers; tales of love and marriage; and stories about cannibals, talking animals, pygmies, giants, monsters, vampires, and witches.

Synopsis:

Here is the magical Senecan world populated by unseen good and evil spirits, ghosts, and beings capable of transformation. Included are creation myths; folktales involving contests between mortal youths and assorted powers; tales of love and marriage; and stories about cannibals, talking animals, pygmies, giants, monsters, vampires, and witches. In a new introduction to this Bison Book edition, William N. Fenton, an emeritus professor of anthropology at SUNY-Albany, writes about Parker's unparalleled contribution to the preservation of Iroquoian folklore.

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In a new introduction to this edition, William N. Fenton, an emeritus professor of anthropology at SUNY-Albany, writes about Parker's unparalleled contribution to the preservation of Iroquoian folklore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803287235
Introduction:
Fenton, William N.
Author:
Fenton, William N.
Introduction by:
Fenton, William N.
Introduction:
Fenton, William N.
Author:
Fenton, William N.
Author:
Parker, Arthur Caswell
Author:
Parker, Arthur C.
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Seneca Indians
Subject:
Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- Folklore.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Seneca Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- New York (State)
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
465
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1.55 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Here is the magical Senecan world populated by unseen good and evil spirits, ghosts, and beings capable of transformation. Included are creation myths; folktales involving contests between mortal youths and assorted powers; tales of love and marriage; and stories about cannibals, talking animals, pygmies, giants, monsters, vampires, and witches. In a new introduction to this Bison Book edition, William N. Fenton, an emeritus professor of anthropology at SUNY-Albany, writes about Parker's unparalleled contribution to the preservation of Iroquoian folklore.
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