Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | September 2, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



    David Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$42.95
New Compact Disc
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Creek Folktales

by

Creek Folktales Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Earnest Gouge, an important early Creek (Muskogee) author, and makes available for the first time-in Creel and English—the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe.

In 1915, Earnest Gouge was encouraged by ethnographer John Reed Swanton to record Creek legends and myths. Gouge's manuscript lay in the National Anthropological Archives for eighty-five years until two Creek-speaking sisters, Margaret McKane Mauldin and Juanita McGirt, and linguist Jack B. Martin, began translating and editing the document. In Totkv Mocvse/New Fire, Gouge's stories appear in parallel format, with the Creek text alongside the English translation.

The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals, to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience in the woods. An insightful foreword by Craig Womack and Jack Martin's introduction frame the stories within Creek literature and history. Martin and Mauldin also provide brief introductions to each story, highlighting key elements of Creek culture.

Synopsis:

Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Creek (Muskogee) author Earnest Gouge and makes available for the first time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience.

About the Author

Earnest Gouge (ca. 1865-1955) was a full-blood Creek (Muskogee) born in Indian Territory. A natural storyteller, Gouge, like his adoptive father, later turned to the ministry but never neglected Creek ceremonial ways.

Jack B. Martin is Director of Linguistics and Robert F. and Sarah M. Boyd Associate Professor of English at the College of William and Mary, and coauthor, with Margaret Mauldin, of A Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee.

Margaret McKane Mauldin is a fluent Creek speaker and Instructor in the University of Oklahoma's Anthropology Department.

Craig S. Womack is Associate Professor in the English Department at Emory University, author of Drowning in Fire: A Novel and Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism, and coauthor of Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806136301
Foreword:
Mauldin, Margaret McKane
Recorded:
Womack, Craig
Recorded by:
Mauldin, Margaret McKane
Recorded:
Mauldin, Margaret McKane
Foreword by:
Womack, Craig
Foreword:
Womack, Craig
Author:
Mauldin, Margaret McKane
Author:
Gouge, Earnest
Author:
Womack, Craig S.
Author:
Martin, Jack B.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5 x 5.5 x 0.4 in 0.2 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

Creek Folktales New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$42.95 Backorder
Product details pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806136301 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Creek (Muskogee) author Earnest Gouge and makes available for the first time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.