NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS


NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS

ARCTURUS PUBLISHING    Book Number: 83587    Product format: HARDBACK

Illustrated by the famous photographs of Edward Curtis as well as paintings by travellers seeking the beauty and truth of Native American life, this beautiful big volume features a collection of wondrous stories that range from the creation of the world to the stealing of the sun. They include the wily Coyote, the crafty Raven, the powerful Thunderbirds, the shrewd Manabozho, the heroic Glooscap and the trickster Wiske-djak. The legends provide a window into the culture and imaginative world of the First Peoples of North America and their oral tradition of storytelling. Prominent is the trickster or transformer at once god, hero and villain. According to the Navaho, the first humans emerged from an underworld to discover a bountiful habitat illuminated by the sun during daytime and the moon at night time. For the Blackfoot, a deity known as the 'Old Man' travels across the prairies creating life as he goes. From the Algonquin, Apache, Inuit, Ojibwa, Tlingit and Zuni tribes, here are more than 50 legends from the US and Canada including the Bird of Ages, The First Totem Pole, Spider's Creation, How Silver Fox Created the World, Legend of the Corn, The Raven Myth, The Flood, How Raven Stole the Lake, Origin of Light and Fire, Coyote and Grizzly, Turtle and the Thunderbird and more. Exquisitely designed and decorated with tribal motifs and border decoration, 192pp, 9½" x 11½". Colour and sepia illus. First time reduced by special arrangement direct with the publisher.
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ISBN 9781784287177
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