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American Indian Myths and Legends

American Indian Myths and Legends

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by Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
     
 

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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 the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master

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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 the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“We have nothing more universal than our folk myths, and in this book Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz have brought together what is probably the most comprehensive and diverse collection of American Indian Legends ever compiled. It is a worthy and welcomed addition to the literature of our native peoples”
—Dee Brown
 
“This fine, valuable new gathering of Turtle Island tales is truly alive, mysterious, and wonderful—overflowing, that is, with wonder, mystery and life.”
—Peter Matthiessen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804151757
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2013
Series:
Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
570,472
File size:
7 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“We have nothing more universal than our folk myths, and in this book Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz have brought together what is probably the most comprehensive and diverse collection of American Indian Legends ever compiled. It is a worthy and welcomed addition to the literature of our native peoples”
—Dee Brown
 
“This fine, valuable new gathering of Turtle Island tales is truly alive, mysterious, and wonderful - overflowing, that is, with wonder, mystery and life.”
—Peter Matthiessen

Meet the Author

Richard Erdoes is co-editor of American Indian Myths and Legends and the author of, among many other books, Lakota Woman; Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions; and Saloons of the Old West. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Alfonso Ortiz was a Native American scholar, anthropologist, activist and author. His works included, The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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