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Navaho folk tales

Author: Franc Johnson Newcomb
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2000, ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Water Monster caused the Great Flood, the thirty-two clans of the First People left their pleasant lands and migrated to the present world through an enormous hollow reed. In this marvellous  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, Juvenile audience, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franc Johnson Newcomb
ISBN: 9780826312310 0826312314
OCLC Number: 612846273
Notes: Originally published: Santa Fe, N.M. : Museum of Navaho Ceremonial Art, 1967.
Description: xxv, 203 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: First three worlds --
Fourth world --
Flood --
Turkey and the big reed --
Through the sky: Locust wins this Earth --
Monsters and the Grebes --
Small duck and the mountains --
Sun, moon and stars --
Fire Mountain, the bat and Hosteen Owl --
Homes for Coyote and Badger --
Snail brings pure water --
Coyote brings fire --
Frog creates rain --
Seeds for the fifth world --
Hunter Boy and the rabbits --
Hunter Boy and the deer --
Homes for the Dinee.
Responsibility: Franc Johnson Newcomb ; foreword by Paul Zolbrod.

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. . . a pleasantly rewritten treatment of Navajo mythic material prepared by a sympathetic, knowledgeable outsider.

 
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