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In the trail of the wind; American Indian poems and ritual orations.

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Poems and orations are from the North and South American Indian tribes.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0374336407 9780374336400
OCLC Number: 136520
Description: 201 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: The beginning : He wove the strands of our life (Aztec) --
Over the water (Deleware) --
In the trail of the wind : It was the wind (Navajo) --
Beseeching the breath (Zuni) --
Give us many good roads : Prayer (Aztec) --
With rejoicing mouth (Inca) --
Home : The face of my mountains (Quiche) --
The lands around my dwelling (Eskimo) --
The deer : Song of the hunter (Papago) --
Song of the fallen deer (Pima) --
The words of war : War song (Sioux) --
Magic formula to make an enemy peaceful (Navajo) --
Behold, this pipe (Osage) --
Among flowers that enclose us : Magic formula to fix a bride's affection (Cherokee) --
A husband's song (Eskimo) --
Of death : Magic formula to destroy life (Cherokee) --
And yet the earth remainsunchanged (Aztec). Partial contents cont'd : Of rain and birth : My breath became (Apache) --
Presenting an infant to the sun (Zuni) --
Dreams : Dream song (Chippewa) --
Is this real (Pawnee) --
Omens and prophecies : Prophecy (Iroquois) --
Prophecy (Maya) --
The arrival of the whites : I gave them fruits (Arapaho) --
The surrender speech of Cuauhtemoc (Maya) --
The surrender speech of Chief Joseph (Nez Perce) --
We shall live again : At the wood's edge (Iroquois) --
The day has risen (Hopi) --
Songs of the ghost dance (Comanche).
Responsibility: Edited by John Bierhorst.

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