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The Red swan : myths and tales of the American Indians

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1992.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Red swan.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1992
(OCoLC)679402676
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0826313558 9780826313553
OCLC Number: 25246337
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976.
Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The dream father. The beginning life of the hummingbird/Mbya --
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/Jicarilla 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/Diegueno --
How night appeared/Anambe --
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 frogs songs/Menominee --
Ibis story/Yamana --
The birth of the hero. Up from the earth/Menominee --
Out of the wind/Menominee --
Born from the sun/Navajo --
The hero as provider. The mice's sun dance/Arapaho --
Raven/Tsimshian --
The hungary old woman/Anambe --
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 Tal/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/Mundurucu --
Turtle and fox/Anambe --
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 fo the white man. The land sale/Quileute --
The pongo's dream/Quechua --
The queen of the tribe/Kwakiutl --
The barcabal mission/Mundurucu --
Myths of returning life. The ring in the prairie/Shawnee --
The story of Okohi/Warrau. The boy and the owls/Yamana --
Death and beyond. The red swan/Chippewa --
The master of the red macaws/Kamaiura --
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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