|Kroeber, Karl (ed.)|
Native American Storytelling
A Reader of Myths and Legends
1. Edition August 2004
2004. 144 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-1542-1 - John Wiley & Sons
The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling.
* A collection of Native American myths and legends.
* Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling.
* Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America.
* Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies.
* Illustrates American Indians' profound engagement with their natural environment.
* Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.
From the contents
List of Figures.
To The Reader.
1. "Where They Were Living Lived Laughing Warrior Girl. . . ".
2. "A Young Man (Rabbit) Lived With His Grandmother. One Day He Pitied Her. . .".
3. "There Was A Chief Of A Town. His Relatives Live In Five Towns".
4. "Wild Woman Was Living Alone. Her Husband, High Class Crane, . . .".
5. "A Man Lived With His Two Wives And A Brother. One Day The Brother. . .".
6. "In The Beginning There Was No Fire, And The World Was Cold, Until. . .".
7. "The People Before The Present People Were Wild. They Did Not Know. . .".
8. "When I Was A Boy This Is What The Old Men Told Me They Had Heard. . .".
9. "A Long Time Ago Human Beings Lived High Up In What Is Now Called. . .".
10. "There Was A Lodge In The Forest Where Few People Ever Came. . .".
11. "Two Men Were Trappers. One Of Them Kept Catching A Lot Of Ground Hogs; . . .".
12. "Once When All The People Of The Settlement Were Out . . .".
Three Chinook-Wishram Coyote Tales.
13. "Coyote Heard About Two Women Who Had Fish. . .".
14. "A Certain Old Man Was Sitting In The Trail With His Penis. . .".
15. "Again Coyote Travelled Up The River. In The Water He Saw. . .".
16. "Coyote And His Five Children Lived There, Four Males, . . .".
17. "They Lived There, Seal, Her Daughter, And Seal's Younger Brother. . . .".
18. "In Oraibi The People Were Living. At The West End Of The South Row. . .".
19. "Long Ago There Came Into Being Some People Who Had Four Children,. . . ".
20. "' Now Dig For Roots. The Nuts Are Already Ripe - Let's Climb. . .'".
Navajo--Mountain Chant Myth.
21. "On The Morrow, When He Went Forth On His Hunt, His Father. . .".
22. "'There Are Two Bright Stars,' Brings-Down-The-Sun Said, 'That Sometimes. . .'.
23. "Tall, Fierce, And Hostile, They Were A Powerful Tribe, The Stone Giants!".