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American Indian myths and legends

Author: Richard Erdoes; Alfonso Ortiz
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1984.
Series: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world.
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Genre/Form: Legends
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American Indian myths and legends.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)558037351
Online version:
American Indian myths and legends.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)631001441
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Erdoes; Alfonso Ortiz
ISBN: 0394507967 9780394507965 0394740181 9780394740188 9780329097110 0329097113 9780844669267 0844669261 0965222012 9780965222013 0318020645 9780318020648
OCLC Number: 10799274
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: xv, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rabbit boy kicked that blood clot around: tales of human creation --
The place of emergence: tales of world creation --
The eye of the great spirit: tales of the sun, moon, and stars --
Ordeals of the hero: monsters and monster slayers --
Counting coup: war and the warrior code --
The sound of flutes: tales of love and lust --
Coyote laughs and cries: trickster tales --
Four legs, two legs, and no legs: stories of animals and other people --
Something whistling in the night: ghosts and the spirit world --
Only the rocks and mountains last forever: visions of the end.
Series Title: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.

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Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world.

More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. --! From front cover.

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