The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. <br><ul><br><li>A collection of Native American myths and legends. <br><li>Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. <br><li>Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America. <br><li>Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies. <br><li>Illustrates American Indians’ profound engagement with their natural environment. <br><li>Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories. </li></ul>
To The Reader.
1. ?Where They Were Living Lived Laughing Warrior Girl. . . ?.
2. ?A Young Man (Rabbit) Lived With His Grandmother. One Day He Pitied Her. . .?.
3. ?There Was A Chief Of A Town. His Relatives Live In Five Towns".
4. ?Wild Woman Was Living Alone. Her Husband, High Class Crane, . . .?.
5. ?A Man Lived With His Two Wives And A Brother. One Day The Brother. . .?.
6. ?In The Beginning There Was No Fire, And The World Was Cold, Until. . .?.
7. ?The People Before The Present People Were Wild. They Did Not Know. . .?.
8. ?When I Was A Boy This Is What The Old Men Told Me They Had Heard. . .?.
9. ?A Long Time Ago Human Beings Lived High Up In What Is Now Called. . .?.
10. ?There Was A Lodge In The Forest Where Few People Ever Came. . .?.
11. ?Two Men Were Trappers. One Of Them Kept Catching A Lot Of Ground Hogs; . . .?.
12. ?Once When All The People Of The Settlement Were Out . . .?.
Three Chinook-Wishram Coyote Tales.
13. ?Coyote Heard About Two Women Who Had Fish. . .?.
14. ?A Certain Old Man Was Sitting In The Trail With His Penis. . .?.
15. ?Again Coyote Travelled Up The River. In The Water He Saw. . .?.
16. ?Coyote And His Five Children Lived There, Four Males, . . .?.
17. ?They Lived There, Seal, Her Daughter, And Seal?s Younger Brother. . . .?.
18. ?In Oraibi The People Were Living. At The West End Of The South Row. . .?.
19. ?Long Ago There Came Into Being Some People Who Had Four Children,. . . ?.
20. ?? Now Dig For Roots. The Nuts Are Already Ripe ? Let?s Climb. . .??.
Navajo--Mountain Chant Myth.
21. ?On The Morrow, When He Went Forth On His Hunt, His Father. . .?.
22. ??There Are Two Bright Stars,? Brings-Down-The-Sun Said, ?That Sometimes. . .?.
23. ?Tall, Fierce, And Hostile, They Were A Powerful Tribe, The Stone Giants!?.
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 27th August 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 242.35 x 170.9 x 14.66
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1