The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legends

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Nine tales, selected and retold here by anthropologist and author Theodora Kroeber for the adult general-interest reader. The new foreword by her son, Karl Kroeber, provides context about the author's methods and describes his own personal connection to the stories themselves.
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Overview


Nine tales, selected and retold here by anthropologist and author Theodora Kroeber for the adult general-interest reader. The new foreword by her son, Karl Kroeber, provides context about the author's methods and describes his own personal connection to the stories themselves.
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After The Inland Whale was first published in 1959, readers and critics united in their praise of its Theodora Kroeber's transparent retelling of nine California Indian legends. This edition contains a new foreword by Karl Kroeber, the author's son.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520246935
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition, With a New Foreword by Karl Kroeber
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 706,927
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979) was a noted anthropologist and also the author of Ishi in Two Worlds (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor of Ishi in Three Centuries (2002).

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Table of Contents

Foreward by Karl Kroeber

Introduction

I.
The Inland Whale
Loon Woman
Butterfly Man
Dance Mad
Love Charm
Umai
About-the-House Girl
Tesilya, Sun's Daughter
The Man's Wife

II.
Some Qualities of
Indian Stories
About the Stories in This Book

Sources

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