It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Mythology- Native American
1 Hawthorne Native American- General Native American Studies

More copies of this ISBN

Navaho Folk Tales

by

Navaho Folk Tales Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Water Monster caused the Great Flood, the thirty-two clans of the first people left the summer land of the Fourth World and migrated to the fifth World through an enormous hollow reed. In this marvelous collection, Franc Newcomb recounts some of the many such tales she heard during long winter evenings at Blue Mesa, tales that describe the journey of the Diné to the present world and the efforts of the People to establish themselves here. Every person, animal, and insect who made the difficult ascent was expected to bring some tangible magic, skill, or knowledge to help make the new world a place of harmony and beauty. Their stories fill this book. The accounts of Hosteen Coyote's endless mischief and the contributions of First Man and Woman, Spider Woman, the Red Ant People, Pollen Boy, and many others portray much about the Navajo attitude toward all life.

Book News Annotation:

Originally published: Santa Fe, NM: Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art, 1967. This reprint includes a new foreword by Paul Zolbrod. Newcomb lived at a trading post on the Navajo Reservation for 25 years, during which time she collected and wrote down the 17 stories that comprise this book.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The author spent twenty-five years at the Newcomb trading post on the Navajo reservation. This book recounts some of the many tales she beard during long winter evenings.

Synopsis:

In this marvelous collection, Franc Newcomb recounts some of the many folk tales she heard during long winter evenings at Blue Mesa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826312310
Foreword:
Zolbrod, Paul G.
Author:
Zolbrod, Paul
Foreword by:
Zolbrod, Paul G.
Foreword:
Zolbrod, Paul G.
Author:
Newcomb, Franc Johnson
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Navajo Indians
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Navajo Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
American Indians
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Series Volume:
73
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
229
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Language & Art in the Navajo Universe Used Trade Paper $9.50
  2. The Classic Fairy Tales Used Trade Paper $11.00
  3. The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Mythology
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Humanities » Mythology » Native American

Navaho Folk Tales Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 229 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826312310 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author spent twenty-five years at the Newcomb trading post on the Navajo reservation. This book recounts some of the many tales she beard during long winter evenings.
"Synopsis" by , In this marvelous collection, Franc Newcomb recounts some of the many folk tales she heard during long winter evenings at Blue Mesa.
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.