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Native American Myths and Legends by Colin F. Taylor

Native American Myths and Legends explores the beliefs and folklore of the Native Americans. Nine distinct cultural regions are examined, the Southeast, Southwest, Plains, Plateau and Basin, California, the Northwest Coast, the Subarctic, the Arctic, and the Northeast Woodlands and Great Lakes. The text and photos focus on rituals, ceremonies, most respected sites, and spectacular craft artifacts. Some of topics include Origin Myths, the beliefs regarding the creation of the world and of man; All Powerti Spirits, which include Hero Creatures and Monsters that instruct rituals and punish wrongdoers; Revered Animals that serve as messengers, advisors or destroyers, Holy Places and Sacred Sites, the reverence for the land, water and mountains, as well as Legends, Rituals and Ceremonies, The comprehensive and authoritative text is integrated with hundreds or illustrations, including genuine artifacts and color artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780831762902
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/15/1994
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.74(d)

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