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Sitting on the blue-eyed bear : Navajo myths and legends

Author: Gerald Hausman; Sidney Hausman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : L. Hill, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Navajo stories and poems with explanatory material.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hausman, Gerald.
Sitting on the blue-eyed bear.
Westport, Conn. : L. Hill, 1975
(OCoLC)571093984
Online version:
Hausman, Gerald.
Sitting on the blue-eyed bear.
Westport, Conn. : L. Hill, 1975
(OCoLC)609220712
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Hausman; Sidney Hausman
ISBN: 088208061X 9780882080611
OCLC Number: 1945336
Description: xi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction. The people and their land --
The people and their art --
The people and their universe --
The people today. Twelve poem of origin and journey. Before ; The flood ; The animals were sent ; Eagle-death ; The evil eye ; The younger sister and the blue racer snake ; Shiprock ; The whistle ; Growing old ; The visit of the rainbow person ; Rainbow ; The turquoise horse --
About the poems --
Two stories of the winter fire. Rain Boy and Butterfly Boy ; Coyote and Beautiful Woman. Two medicine stories. Gila Monster's tobacco ; Humming Bird, the medicine man --
Chants, dances, dawns, and prayers : sixteen poems of Navajo ceremony. Sitting on the blue-eyed bear ; The white man's ghost ; The making of Cornfather-Dancer's headdress ; Flute Boy watches a Hopi butterfly dance ; Between ; Winter thunder ; The man ; Coarse Hair's medicine ; Medicines and injuries ; The risen sun : woman's ceremony ; Washing hands and hair : the wedding ; Birth ; The chanter's failure ; House of the gods ; Prayer before the night chant of "All is well" ; Song from the chant "All is well" --
About the poems.
Responsibility: by Gerald Hausman ; illustrated by Sidney Hausman.

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Navajo stories and poems with explanatory material.

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