Rich compilation of tribal fables and legends recorded in the 1920s from an elderly Navaho chief. Myths include "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Sun's Path," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," "The Making of the Headdress," "The Story of the Rain Ceremony and Its Hogan," and many more.
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Navaho Indian Myths

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Rich compilation of tribal fables and legends recorded in the 1920s from an elderly Navaho chief. Myths include "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Sun's Path," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," "The Making of the Headdress," "The Story of the Rain Ceremony and Its Hogan," and many more.
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Originally published as The Dine, GPO, 1956 in the series Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin; 163. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486142098
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Native American
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 784,038
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

The Creation or Age of Beginning
The First World
The Second World
The Third World
The Fourth World
The Fifth World
"The Order of Things, or the Age of Animal Heores"
The First Hogan
The Creation of the Sun and Moon
The Twelve Months of the Year
The Sun's Path
The Sky and the Earth
The Mountains Sacred to the Dîné
Mountain Chants
The Coming of Death and Life
Old Age and Illness
"The Plan, or Order of Things"
"The Age of the Gods, or the Story of the Twins"
The People of the Stone Houses
The Stick Race
Prayer Sticks
The Mountains Appear
When the Coyote Married the Maiden
The Maiden who Became a Bear
"The Story of Noqoil pi, the Great Gambler"
"The First Game, that of the Seven Sticks"
"The Second Game, that of the Rolling Ring"
"The Third Game, that of the Stick the Shape of the Rainbow"
"The Fourth Game, that of Hitting the Ball"
"The Fifth, the Guessing Game"
"The Sixth Game, the Kicked Stick"
"The Seventh, the Game of the Planted Sticks"
"The Eighth Game, the Foot Race"
The Story of the Moccasin Game
The Story of the Coming of the White Bead Woman
The White Bead Maiden's Marriage with the Sun
The Story of the Twin Brothers
The Story of the Twins and the Giant Yeitso
"The Story of the Twins and Teel get, the Giant Elk"
"The Story of the Elder Brother and Tse na' hale, the Giant Birds"
"The Story of Tse' naga' hai, the Rolling rock"
"The Story of Tsadidahalt' a li, the Twelve Antelope"
"The Story of Tse' tahotsilta'li, He-Who-Kicks-People-Off-Cliffs"
"The Story of Loka' adi kisi, the Slashing Reeds"
"The Story of the Beautiful, Dangerous Young Woman"
"The Story of the Last Great Grief, the Swallow People of Mesa Verde"
"The Story of Tse' yeinte' li, the Rocks that Crush"
"The Story of Nayie a' anyie, or the Evil Eyes"
the Story of the Four Last Ills
The Wanderings or Age of the Patriarchs
Introduction: Sandoval's prayer
The Origin of the Dîné
The First Clans of the Dîné
The Making of the Headdress
The Story of the Water Buffalo's Kingdom
"The Naming of the Brothers, and Their Departure"
The Departure of the First Four Holy Ones
The Departure of the Holy Beings
The Departure of the White Bead Woman
The Story of the Clan Called Tqo yah ha' tline
The Story of the Rain Ceremony and Its Hogan
The Two Who Returned
Two Clans Related to the Clan Tqo yah ha' tline
The Story of the Pictograph of the Coil
The Story of the Mountain Chant and the Fire Dance
The Story of the Flint Knife Boys and the Great Warrior of Aztec
The Journey of the Elder Brother
The Story of the Younger Sister
"The Story of the Mountain Top Chant, or the Story of the Maiden and the Bear"
The Story of the Summer Dance
"The Story of San' hode' di' begaeye, the Beggar's Son"
The Story of the Two Maidens and the White Butterfly
The Story of San' hode' di's Medicine
The Story of the Dîné
The Story of the Two Boys and the Coming of the Horses
The Story of the Navaho and the Apache Peoples
Literature cited
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