Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon by Robert C Euler, Carma Lee Smithson |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon

Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon

by Robert C Euler, Carma Lee Smithson
     
 

For almost seven hundred years, the Havasupai Indians, who call themselves People of the Blue Water, have lived in an area that includes the depths of the western Grand Canyon and the heights of the San Francisco Peaks. Here they inhabited the greatest altitude variation of any Indians in Southwestern America.

Written in consultation with some of the last

Overview

For almost seven hundred years, the Havasupai Indians, who call themselves People of the Blue Water, have lived in an area that includes the depths of the western Grand Canyon and the heights of the San Francisco Peaks. Here they inhabited the greatest altitude variation of any Indians in Southwestern America.

Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details their religious beliefs, customs, and healing practices. A second section presents legends of the Havasupai origin, the first people, and tales of Coyote, Gila Monster, Bear, and others.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Valuable.”
American Anthropologist 

“Most noteworthy is Smithson’s detailed description of a 1951 Havasupai funeral ceremony that reveals significant Mohave Indian influence.”
The Western Library 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874804461
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Carma Lee Smithson was engaged in doctoral research when she succumbed to lymphosarcoma in 1961. At her request, Robert Euler arranged and expanded her work for publication. Originally published in 1964 as Havasupai Religion and Mythology, this work has been reedited and includes photographs and a new foreword by Euler, now a consulting anthropologist.

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