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The mythology of North America : with a new afterword

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The growing economic and political influence of Native American tribes has brought religious issues, once little noted, increasingly to the fore. Timeless in their basic structures, the continent's principal myths are now emerging as sacred histories that have contemporary significance. In this wide-ranging volume, John Bierhorst carefully delineates eleven mythological regions--from the Arctic to the Southwest and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bierhorst, John.
Mythology of North America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)891680026
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0195146239 9780195146233 0195146220 9780195146226
OCLC Number: 48390950
Notes: Originally published: New York : Morrow, ©1985.
Description: ix, 268 : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part one: Northwest coast --
Hungry heroes --
Clans, crests, and ceremonies --
Family ties --
Part two: far north --
Storytelling in the arctic --
Athapascan variations --
Part three: Southwest --
Emergence --
Heroes and their grandmothers --
Dying god --
Part four: Ewest central --
Creators of California --
Great basin heroes and heroines --
Part five: Coast-plateau --
Remaking the world --
Making the world as it is --
Part six: Plains --
Father creators and boy heroes --
Earth and sky --
Myths for the future --
Part seven: East --
Lost worlds of the southeast --
Northeast: Turtle island --
Northeast: Gluskap's country --
Part eight: Midwest --
Hare cycle --
Lore of the kin.
Responsibility: John Bierhorst.
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This volume is not an anthology, but rather a survey of the most important myths, figures and themes of 11 regions from the Arctic to the Southwest. An afterword looks at the very practical power  Read more...

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This is a pure and rich collection of native American poetry, magical spells, and songs of diverse Indian tribes....A satisfying experience for poetry enthusiasts. * ALA Booklist * Bierhorst has Read more...

 
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