Native American Stories of the Sacred: Annotated & Explained

Native American Stories of the Sacred: Annotated & Explained

by Evan T. Pritchard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594733666
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/29/2011
Series: SkyLight Illuminations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Evan T. Pritchard, who is of Mi'kmaq and Celtic descent, is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture, based in Woodstock, New York, and is professor of Native American studies and philosophy at Marist College. A musician and storyteller, he lectures frequently around the U.S. and Canada, and is the author of Native New Yorkers and No Word for Time.

Table of Contents


1. Creation Stories
The Mud Diver Story: Munsee
The Making of the World: Huron
2. The Wager for the World
The Chickadee Story: Mi'kmaq
The Adoption of the Human Race: Natchez
Co-No, the World’s Greatest Gambler: Winnebago
3. The Origins of Fire
The First Fire: Cherokee
Fire-Stealing Fox: Jicarilla-Apache
4. The Sacred Pipe
White Buffalo Calf Woman: Lakota
5. "Why?" Stories
How Deer Got His Horns: Cherokee
Why Deer’s Teeth Are Blunt: Cherokee
Why the Blackfeet Never Kill Mice: Blackfeet/Ojibway
6. The Sacred Hero
Son of Light Defeats the Monster: Hopi
Agulabemu, the Great Bullfrog: Mi’kmaq
7. The Return of the Sun
Chipmunk Asks for the Light: Seneca
Little Brother Gets Mad at the Sun: Winnebago
Raven: Tlingit/Salish
8. Coyotes and Other Tricksters
Deer and Blue Jay: Klamath
Coyote and Wren: Klamath
Coyote and the Salmon: Klamath
9. Nature Spirits, Landkeepers, and Tribal Guardians
The Meesang, or Water Babies: Washo
The Great Bird Ong: Washo
10. The Spiritual Journey
The Stone Canoe: Ojibway/Anishinabi


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