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Spider Woman's Web: Traditional Native American Tales about Women's Power

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Publisher Comments:

In the Americas, the oral tradition has created one of the oldest surviving bodies of literature on earth. Native American storytelling, in particular, stands out for its distinctive honoring of womanly power and the female forces of the universe.

Gathered here are traditional versions of stories and songs that best portray this strength and vitality. Illuminating the scope of human behavior—from treacherous mates and medicine men to magical sages and murderous mothers—these tales offer universal truths. And for readers who wish to explore the transformative healing gifts of these stories in a more personal way, each is accompanied by thought-provoking exercises and meditations. Also included are brief introductions to provide historical and cultural context.

Entertaining, educational, and inspirational, this collection of timeless wisdom will shed light on the lives of readers for generations to come.

Synopsis:

Ancient storytelling meets modern psychology in this entertaining, educational, and inspirational collection of traditional tales about the power of Native American women.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-233) and index.

About the Author

A former professor at Peninsula College, Susan Hazen-Hammond is the author of Timelines of Native American History and seven other nonfiction books, numerous articles, short stories and poems. She has received high praise for her writing on Native American subjects and has also taught a wide range of psychology courses. Her ancestors include Abenaki men and women.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Key to Symbols

One: Spider Woman Saves Ko-chin-ni-na-ko

Keresan, Southwest

Connections

Two: Spider Woman's Web

Athabaskan, Alaska

Connections

Three: Qi-yo Ke-pe, The Great Healer

Keresan, Southwest

Connections

Four: The Woman Whose Heart Became Ice

Micmac, Northeast

Connections

Five: Sedna, Mistress of the Underworld

Inuit, Alaska

Connections

Six: The Worm That Devoured Women

Cherokee, Southeast

Connections

Seven: White Star Woman and Great Star Man

Pawnee, Great Plains

Connections

Eight: Ataensie, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

Iroquois, Northeast

Connections

Nine: The Origin of Corn

Abenaki, Northeast

Connections

Ten: First Woman and the People

Navajo, Southwest

Connections

Eleven: White Buffalo Woman

Lakota (Sioux), Great Plains

Connections

Twelve: The Buffalo Wife

Piegan (Blackfeet), Great Plains

Connections

Thirteen: Sweet Corn Woman's Tale

Tewa, Southwest

Connections

Fourteen: The Women Warriors

Tewa, Southwest

Connections

Fifteen: Coyote Marries His Daughter

Ute, Great Basin

Connections

Sixteen: The Abandoned Children

White Clay People (Gros Ventre), Great Plains

Connections

Seventeen: The Two Sisters and Their Aunt

Miwok, California

Connections

Eighteen: The Woman Who Kept Secrets

Hopi, Southwest

Connections

Nineteen: The Quilt of Men's Eyes

Seneca, Northeast

Connections

Twenty: The Kidnapped Wife and the Dream Helper

Piegan (Blackfeet), Great Plains

Connections

Twenty-One: The Woman Who Built the First Medicine Lodge

Piegan (Blackfeet), Great Plains

Twenty-Two: The Dream of Double Woman

Lakota (Sioux), Great Plains

Connections

Twenty-Three: The Woman Who Married the Sea

Samish (Coast Salish), Northwest Coast

Connections

Twenty-Four: The Beginning of Wisdom and Law

Yakima, Plateau

Connections

Twenty-Five: Dancing for Nomtaimet

Wintu, California

Connections

Afterword

Acknowledgments

For Further Reading

Index

About the Author

About the Covers

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399525469
Author:
Hazen-Hammond, Susan
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
Hazen-Hammond, Susan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
American literature (collections)
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.08x.68 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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