Stars of the First People: Native American Star Myths and Constellations

Stars of the First People: Native American Star Myths and Constellations

by Dorcas S. Miller, Docas S. Miller
     
 

A guide to Native American constellations and folklore. 75 stars charts, 9 regional maps, and b/w illustrations.

"An excellent and unique book ... well written, and extremely comprehensive."

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A guide to Native American constellations and folklore. 75 stars charts, 9 regional maps, and b/w illustrations.

"An excellent and unique book ... well written, and extremely comprehensive."

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Wouldn't it be nice to have a book that located the stars in the night sky and also explained what other cultures thought their origin might be? Miller, an Outward Bound instructor and writer, has collected oral histories from various tribes throughout North America. This collection surveys celestial myths relating to creation, coming of age, hunting, and tricksters, and it conveys the values, rituals, and everyday life of Native American culture. A brief introduction to the constellations from the Ancient Greek perspective is included, along with star maps showing major features. North American Native American culture areas are broken down into major tribes, with entries varying in length. The book should complement earlier works on the stars or on North American Indians. Recommended for public and academic collections.L. Kriz, West Des Moines Lib., Ia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871088581
Publisher:
Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
The Pruett Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.73(d)

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