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The mythology of North America

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bierhorst, John.
Mythology of North America.
New York : Morrow, ©1985
(OCoLC)558080167
Online version:
Bierhorst, John.
Mythology of North America.
New York : Morrow, ©1985
(OCoLC)607728639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0688041450 9780688041458 0688066666 9780688066666
OCLC Number: 11754474
Description: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Northwest coast : The hungry heroes ; Clans, crests, and ceremonies ; Family ties --
pt. 2. Far North : Storytelling in the Arctic ; Athapascan variations --
pt. 3. Southwest : The emergence ; Heroes and their grandmothers ; The dying god --
pt. 4. West central : Creators of California ; Great Basin heroes and heroines --
pt. 5. Coast-plateau : Remaking the world ; Making the world as it is --
pt. 6. Plains : Father creators and boy heroes ; Earth and sky ; Myths for the future --
pt. 7. East : Lost worlds of the Southeast ; The Northeast : Turtle Island ; The Northeast : Gluskap's country --
pt. 8. Midwest : The hare cycle ; Lore of the kin.
Responsibility: John Bierhorst.

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Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.

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