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Native American Storytelling : A Reader of Myths and Legends - Karl Kroeber

Native American Storytelling

A Reader of Myths and Legends

By: Karl Kroeber (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th August 2004
ISBN: 9781405115414
Number Of Pages: 148

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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&#8217; profound engagement with their natural environment. <br><li>Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories. </li></ul>

List of Figures.

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. . .?.



Cherokee (A).

6. ?In The Beginning There Was No Fire, And The World Was Cold, Until. . .?.

Gros Ventre.

7. ?The People Before The Present People Were Wild. They Did Not Know. . .?.

Cherokee (B).

8. ?When I Was A Boy This Is What The Old Men Told Me They Had Heard. . .?.

Seneca (A).

9. ?A Long Time Ago Human Beings Lived High Up In What Is Now Called. . .?.


Seneca (B).

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; . . .?.

Cherokee (C).

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. . .?.

Clackamas (A).

16. ?Coyote And His Five Children Lived There, Four Males, . . .?.


Clackamas (B).

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!?.

Further Reading.


ISBN: 9781405115414
ISBN-10: 1405115416
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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): 0.37
Edition Number: 1