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Voices of the winds : native American legends

Author: Margot Edmonds; Ella E Clark
Publisher: New York : Facts on File Publications, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes tales from the Wasco, Aleuts, Navaho, Apache, Yosemite, Cheyenne, Sioux, Chippewa, Cherokee, and other tribes with informative introductions for each.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Edmonds; Ella E Clark
ISBN: 0816020671 9780816020676 0816027498 9780816027491 0760748004 9780760748008
OCLC Number: 19920026
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one from the northwest: Creation of the first indians (Chelan) --
Coyote and Multnomah Falls (Wasco) --
When the animals and birds were created (Makah) --
Raven's great adventure (Alaska) --
Yellowstone valley and the great flood (Yellowstone) --
Coyote and the monsters of the Bitterroot Valley (Flathead or Salish) --
Warm wind brothes vs. Cold wind brothers (Moses band of Columbia River Indians) --
Coyote's adventures in Idaho (Flathead) --
Origin of camas roots (Okanagon) --
Coyote's salmon (Sanpoil) --
Woodpecker and the theft of fire (Sanpoil) --
Pah-to, white eagle (Wasco) --
Bridge of the gods (Wasco) --
Raven and his grandmother (Aleuts) --
White-faced bear (Aleuts) --
Two inquisitive men (Aleuts) --
Girl who searched for her lover (Aleuts) --
Girl who married the moon (Aleuts) --
Part two from the southwest: Flood on superstition mountain (Pima) --
How the Hop Indians reached their world (Hopi) --
How the great chiefs made the moon and the sun (Hopi) --
First Journey through Grand Canyon (Hopi) --
Origin of the clans (Hopi) --
Wind God (Hopi) --
Rainbow's end (Navaho) --
Legend of the night chant (Navaho) --
Spider rock (navaho) --
Song of the horses (Navaho) --
Story of the two brother-cousins (Navaho) --
Creation (Apache) --
Origin of fire (Jicarilla-Apache) --
Origin of the animals (Jicarilla-Apache)--
Apache medicine dance (Jicarilla-Apache) --
Legend of the big bird (Chipewyan) --
Legend of the white bear (Chipewyan) --
Hummingbird (Zuni) --
Four flutes (Zuni) --
Yellow hand (Papago) --
When the north star stands still (Paiute) --
California creation myth (Yokut) --
Why Mount Shasta erupted (Shasta) --
Land of the ghost dance (Shasta) --
San Joaquin Valley tale (Mariposa) --
Queen of Death Valley (Shoshone) --
Story of creation (Dieguenos) --
Fly at the council (Dieguenos) --
Impiety of frog (Dieguenos) --
Fiesta Tu-chai-pai (Dieguenos) --
Origin of Yosemite (Yosemite (Miwok)) --
How half dome was formed (Yosemite (Miwok)) --
Origin of Tu-tok-a-nu-la (Yosemite (Miwok)) --
Bridal Veil FallS (Yosemite (Miwok)) --
Leaping frog rocks (Yosemite (Miwok)) --
Legend of the geysers (Ashochimi (Pomo-Wappo)) --
Before this land (Luiseno) --
Tales of Lake Tahoe (Washo) --
Legend of the first pearl fish hook (Hawaii) --
Hula school (Hawaii).
Responsibility: Margot Edmonds, Ella E. Clark.

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