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The Red swan : myths and tales of the American Indians

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contains myths and tales from tribes such as the Mbaya, Yuki, Uitoto, Pit River, Omaha, Aztec, Jicarilla Apache, Okanagon, Nunviak Eskimo, Central Eskimo, Diegueno, Anambe, Tenetehara, Coos, Zuni, Seneca, Warrau, Hidatsa, Kwakiutl, Mohawk, Arapaho, Menominee, Yamana, Navajo, Tsimshian, Quechua, Greenland Eskimo, Smith Sound Eskimo, Blackfoot, Maya, Cheyenne, Crow, Mundurucu, Upper Cowlitz, Chippewa, Alabama,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0374248486 9780374248482
OCLC Number: 2321422
Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The dream father. The beginning life of the hummingbird / Mbayá --
Solitude walker / Yuki --
Was it not an illusion? / Uitoto --
How coyote made the world / Pit River --
From the body of our mother. The flaming rock / Omaha --
Earth goddess / Aztec --
The emergence / Jivarilla Apache --
The mother of all the people / Okanagon --
The origin of Nunivak Island / Nunivak Eskimo --
Sedna and the fulmar / Central Eskimo --
The lure of the serpent. The birth of knowledge / Diegueño --
How night appeared / Anambé --
The theft of night / Tenetehara --
Nephew story / Coos --
The boy and the deer / Zuni --
A gift of honey. Brother Black and Brother Red / Seneca --
The price of a wife / Nunivak Eskimo --
The red parrot / Uitoto --
A gift of honey / Aztec --
Tales of war. The legend of Korobona / Warrau --
Home boy / Hidatsa --
The rival chiefs / Kwakiutl --
Winter and Spring. Sapling and flint / Mohawk --
Raw gums and white owl woman / Arapaho --
The man who loved the frog songs / Menominee --
Ibis story / Yamana --
The birth of the hero. Up from the earth / Menominee --
Out of the wind / Menominee --
Born for the sun / Navajo --
The hero of provider. The mice's sun dance / Arapaho --
Raven / Tsimshian --
The hungry old woman / Anambé --
Coniraya and Cahuillaca / Quechua --
The hero as deliverer. The cannibal dwarfs / Arapaho --
Two friends / Greenland Eskimo --
How the fog came / Smith Sound Eskimo --
Hiawatha / Seneca. Comedy of horrors. The fox / Blackfoot --
Juan Tul / Maya --
How he got tongue / Cheyenne --
The buffalo wife / Okanagon --
Jaguar and fox. Old-man-coyote and the strawberry / Crow --
Old-man-coyote and the mouse / Crow --
Jaguar and fox / Mundurucú --
Turtle and fox / Anambé --
Coyote and wren / Upper Cowlitz --
Ghosts. The two Jeebi-ug / Chippewa --
The ghost country / Kwakiutl --
The dead wife / Alabama --
The vampire skeleton / Onondaga --
Forty dead men / Makah --
Tales of the white man. The land sale / Quileute --
The pongo's dream / Quechua --
The queen of the tribe / Kwakiutl --
The bacabal mission / Mundurucú --
Myths of returning life. The ring in the prairie / Shawnee --
The story of Okóhi / Warrau --
The boy and the owls / Yamana --
Death and beyond. The red swan / Chippewa --
The master of the red macaws / Kamaiurá --
Why the buzzard is bald / Iowa --
Geriguigatugo / Bororo --
the great cavern of darkness / Micmac --
The flight of Quetzalcoatl / Aztec.
Responsibility: edited by John Bierhorst.

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Contains myths and tales from tribes such as the Mbaya, Yuki, Uitoto, Pit River, Omaha, Aztec, Jicarilla Apache, Okanagon, Nunviak Eskimo, Central Eskimo, Diegueno, Anambe, Tenetehara, Coos, Zuni, Seneca, Warrau, Hidatsa, Kwakiutl, Mohawk, Arapaho, Menominee, Yamana, Navajo, Tsimshian, Quechua, Greenland Eskimo, Smith Sound Eskimo, Blackfoot, Maya, Cheyenne, Crow, Mundurucu, Upper Cowlitz, Chippewa, Alabama, Onondaga, Makah, Quileute, Shawnee, Kamaiura, Iowa, Bororo, and Micmac.

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