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O'odham creation & related events

Author: Ruth Benedict; William Blackwater; Donald M Bahr
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001.
Series: Southwest Center series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during her only visit to the Pimas, plus songs and orations that accompanied a telling. It also includes a previously unpublished text by Benedict, "Figures of Speech among the Pima."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'odham creation & related events.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606621376
Online version:
O'odham creation & related events.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)608809447
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Benedict; William Blackwater; Donald M Bahr
ISBN: 0816520801 9780816520800
OCLC Number: 45749772
Description: xxxvii, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Benedict's Choice / Donald Bahr xv --
1 Rafter Hauled: The Long Telling of Ancient Times 3 --
Rafter / Thomas Vanyiko, William Blackwater 5 --
Earth and Sky 5 --
Humans 10 --
Flood 11 --
New Creation 17 --
First Death 22 --
Farming and the Calendar 24 --
Navitcu 25 --
Ho'ok 27 --
Man Eagle 29 --
Killing Elder Brother 31 --
His Resurrection 34 --
Passage to Earth's Surface 38 --
Elder Brother's Campaign 41 --
Departure of Elder Brother 52 --
2 Pieces Left Out 55 --
Blackwater's Ho'ok / William Blackwater 56 --
Blackwater's Man Eagle / William Blackwater 63 --
Corn Woman / William Blackwater 69 --
Coyote Brothers / William Blackwater 77 --
Dove Makes Magic for a Race / William Blackwater 87 --
Girl Becomes Star / William Blackwater 87 --
Girl Becomes Saguaro / William Blackwater 88 --
Feud / William Blackwater 89 --
Nasia's Twins / William Blackwater, Thomas Vanyiko 97 --
Cloud's Twins / William Blackwater 123 --
Rain's Twins / William Stevens 124 --
Rain's Twins / Clara Ahiel 126 --
3 Pieces Afterward, on War 129 --
Koolhaa (or, The Orphan Boy) / William Blackwater, Thomas Vanyiko 133 --
Eagle Hawk Man / Thomas Vanyiko, William Blackwater 144 --
An Old Woman's Grandson Rescues His Mother / Clara Ahiel 153 --
Survivors / William Blackwater 155 --
4 Coyote Tales 157 --
Coyote Marries the Hunter's Wives / William Blackwater 157 --
Red Racer Snake and Coyote / William Blackwater 160 --
Turtle and Coyote / William Stevens 161 --
Coyote and Frog / Clara Ahiel 162 --
Deer Planter / William Stevens 163 --
Lion and Coyote Rope Horses / William Blackwater 164 --
Coyote Is Pursued by Lion / William Blackwater 165 --
Coyote and the Turkeys / William Blackwater 166 --
Coyote and Buzzard / William Blackwater 167 --
Coyote and Buzzard (and the Apaches) / Oliver Wellington 169 --
Coyote and the Crows / William Blackwater 170 --
Bluebird and Coyote / William Blackwater 171 --
Coyote Eats His Own Bowels / Clara Ahiel 172 --
Mesquite Tree / William Blackwater 173 --
War of the Coyotes against the Sun / Thomas Vanyiko 174 --
5 Oratory 175 --
Rain Ceremony / William Blackwater, Thomas Vanyiko 179 --
Navitcu / William Blackwater 182 --
Notes on the Navitcu / Ruth Benedict 182 --
Mountain Goat: A Rain Recitative / Thomas Vanyiko 183 --
Mountain Goat / William Blackwater 184 --
Notes on Rain Speeches and Rainmaking / Ruth Benedict 186 --
Speech of Elder Brother, after His Resurrection / William Blackwater 186 --
War Ritual: Speech of Elder Brother / Thomas Vanyiko 189 --
Speech of Elder Brother / Thomas Vanyikoo 191 --
Prophecy of Elder Brother / Thomas Vanyiko 192 --
War Recitative / Thomas Vanyiko 193 --
Nasia Speaks / William Blackwater 195 --
Welcome to the Aaduma Ceremony / Thomas Vanyiko 195 --
Welcome to the Aaduma Ceremony / William Blackwater 196 --
War Ritual / William Blackwater 198 --
War Ritual / Thomas Vanyiko 200 --
War Ritual / William Blackwater 201 --
Ritual for the First Water Allowed the Slayer in Purification Rites / William Blackwater 203 --
Notes on the Warriors' Purification / Ruth Benedict 204 --
Thanksgiving for Food / William Blackwater 205 --
Thanksgiving for Food / Kisto 206 --
Recitative of the Acquisition of Power / William Blackwater 207 --
Figures of Speech among the Pima / Ruth Benedict 208.
Series Title: Southwest Center series.
Other Titles: O'odham creation and related events
Responsibility: as told to Ruth Benedict in 1927 in prose, oratory, and song by the Pimas William Blackwater [and others] ; edited by Donald Bahr ; with a foreword by Barbara A. Babcock.

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Brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during her only visit to the Pimas, plus songs and orations that accompanied a telling. It also includes a previously unpublished text by Benedict, "Figures of Speech among the Pima."

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