NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS


NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS

VARIOUS AUTHORS    Book Number: 88566    Product format: Paperback

With striking photography by Edward Curtis. Here is a cultural landmark in Native American literature. This collection features more than 50 legends from Native American peoples based on monumental moments of humanity's existence such as the creation of the world where the "Old Man" travels across the prairies and creates life as he goes, the birth of fire by stealing it and giving it to mankind, and the first child when the first man hit the first woman with a fish and a week later she gave birth. The stories are split into two sections: Creation Myths and Heroes and Tricksters, both sharing the tales of communities including the Cherokee, Shastika and Inuit, as well as the Ojibwa, Mi'kmaq, Algonquin and Yosemite. Explore the many iterations of the trickster who was called Coyote in the Southwest, Raven in the Pacific Northwest, the Wiske-djak from the Great Lake region of the Algonquin people and Glooscap from along the Atlantic coast of New England and Canada. Uncover the many supposed origins of humans, from the thin disk the size of hand in which an old man sat creating all things, to Pima's Earth Doctor who called a planet to him on which he manifested a creosote bush and began life. These tales introduce readers to the extraordinary characters of Haida's Raven who made canoes out of rotten trees with pine cones inside to make the men, Nez Perce's grizzly bear who was always angry and ate too many people, and the sun and moon who were in fact a married couple with the man running after his wife towards the West. These stories are accompanied by the striking photographs from Edward Curtis' magnum opus, The Native American Indian, snapshots taken over 20 years and curated from 40,000 photographs of individuals from more than 80 different tribes. Revel in the creativity, insight and oral literature of North America's first inhabitants. Paperback, photographs, 272pp.
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ISBN 9781789503890
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