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American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
by Richard Erdoes
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This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and... (read more)

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Daughters of Copper Woman
Daughters of Copper Woman
by Anne Cameron
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Cameron's retelling of Northwest Coast Native myths: fiction that weaves together lives of legendary and imaginary characters.... (read more)

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Coyote Wisdom: Healing Power in Native American Stories
Coyote Wisdom: Healing Power in Native American Stories
by Lewis Mehl Madrona
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Lewis Mehl-Madrona explores the use of stories for healing and personal transformation. By introducing new characters and plots in the stories we tell, we can perceive ourselves in new ways. The author draws upon indigenous cultures of North America... (read more)

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He Who Hunted Birds in His Father's Village: The Dimensions of a Haida Myth, with a Foreword by Richard Bringhurst and a New Afterword by the Author
He Who Hunted Birds in His Father's Village: The Dimensions of a Haida Myth, with a Foreword by Richard Bringhurst and a New Afterword by the Author
by Gary Snyder
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In 1951, as a student of anthropology in Oregon, Gary Snyder set himself to the task of analyzing the many levels of meaning a single Native American myth might hold. He Who Hunted Birds in His Father's Village is the result of Snyder's critical look at... (read more)

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American Indian Stories (Myths and Legends)
American Indian Stories (Myths and Legends)
by Zitkala Sa
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Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Bonnin) was one of the early Indian writers to record tribal legends and tales from oral tradition. Impressions of an Indian Childhood describes her first eight yeas on the Yankton Reservation, where she was born in 1876. Her... (read more)

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Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
by Jarold Ramsey
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The material cause of this book is a Central Oregon childhood spent around Indians and devoted to hunting for the artifacts of their ancestors, the efficient cause is in the works of the late Melville Jacobs.... (read more)

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Earth Medicine: Ancestor's Ways of Harmony for Many Moons (Healing Arts)
Earth Medicine: Ancestor's Ways of Harmony for Many Moons (Healing Arts)
by Jamie Sams
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Jamie Sams created this Native American meditation book by using original prayers and life lessons organized by the cycle of the moon. She aims to help readers find peace, tranquillity and harmony with others and the Earth through her prose, steering... (read more)

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Myths of Native America (03 Edition)
Myths of Native America (03 Edition)
by Mcneese
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-326) and index.... (read more)

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A Coyote Reader
A Coyote Reader
by William Bright
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Wily, raunchy, and heroic. A trickster, lecher, and supreme survivor. Such is the magical Coyote, that mythic Native American figure whose various roles are recounted here in a wonderful selection of poetry and stories. Anthropological linguist William... (read more)

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Tales of Native America
Tales of Native America
by Edward Huffstetler
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With their universal themes of love, loss, and justice, myths, which define the values and customs of a particular society, continue to have meaning for us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were first told. The lavishly illustratd volumes... (read more)

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Algonquin Legends
Algonquin Legends
by Charles G. Leland
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Classic study of the myths and folklore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. Stories of Glooskap, the divinity; Lox, the mischief-maker; At-o-sis, the serpent; Master Rabbit, the Weewillmekq', the Chenoo, many more. Thorough, highly... (read more)

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They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths
They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths
by Jean Guard Monroe
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A collection of legends about the stars from various North American Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and constellations such as the Big Dipper.... (read more)

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Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural
Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural
by Mary Giraudo Beck
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Shaman and Kushtaka, both struck terror in the hearts of the Tlingit and Haida, for both possessed frightening supernatural powers. Among the Natives of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the shaman was honored as a person who could heal the body and spirit... (read more)

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Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo
Indian Tales from Picuris Pueblo
by Harrington
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Noted linguist Harrington collected stories, songs, and folkways accounts of birth, death, and hunting customs from Rosendo Vargas of Picuris Pueblo. Story characters include Giants, Elf, Fish Maiden, Shell Hat, Butterflies, Magpietail Boy, Old Coyote... (read more)

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Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory
Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory
by Tim Tingle
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Fiction. Native American Studies. Folklore. In WALKING THE CHOCTAW ROAD, Tingle reaches far back into tribal memory to offer this deeply personal collection of stories woven from the supernatural, mythical, historical and oral accounts of Choctaw people... (read more)

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American Indian Stories
American Indian Stories
by Zitkala Sa
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American Indian Stories, first published in 1921, is a collection of childhood stories, allegorical fiction, and an essay. One of the most famous Sioux writers and activists of the modern era, Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) recalled legends and tales from... (read more)

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Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales
Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales
by Roger Welsch
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The Turtle Creek band of the fictional Nehawka Indians wages a battle for the return of their sacred Sky Bundle, a medicine pouch containing artifacts. It reposes under glass in an eastern museum at the beginning of Touching the Fire. Seven interlinked... (read more)

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Teach Yourself Native American Myths (Teach Yourself Myths)
Teach Yourself Native American Myths (Teach Yourself Myths)
by Steve Eddy
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Myths are symbolic stories that have evolved through oral tradition, and they have guided and inspired us for many years. Teach Yourself Native American Myths gives lively retellings of Native American myths and offers a range of suggested... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #218: Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest
Civilization of the American Indian #218: Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest
by Rodney Frey
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By using verse form and visual clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey permits readers to hear the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur dAlene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco people... (read more)

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Old Indian Legends
Old Indian Legends
by Zitkala Sa
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Early in the twentieth century, a Sioux woman named Zitkala-Ša published these fourteen Native legends that she had learned during her own childhood on the Yankton Reservation. Her writing talent, developed during her education back east, was put... (read more)

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