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American Indian myths and legends. | American Indian myths and legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

American Indian myths and legends
American Indian myths and legends
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selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world
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Dewey number
index present
LC call number
  • E 98 .F6
  • E98.F6
LC item number
  • A47 1984
  • A47 1984
Literary form
non fiction
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Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library
American Indian myths and legends. | American Indian myths and legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 522-525) and index
  • Rabbit boy kicked that blood clot around: tales of human creation -- The place of emergence: tales of world creation -- The eye of the great spirit: tales of the sun, moon, and stars -- Ordeals of the hero: monsters and monster slayers -- Counting coup: war and the warrior code -- The sound of flutes: tales of love and lust -- Coyote laughs and cries: trickster tales -- Four legs, two legs, and no legs: stories of animals and other people -- Something whistling in the night: ghosts and the spirit world -- Only the rocks and mountains last forever: visions of the end
  • Rabbit Boy Kicked That Blood Clot Around: Tales of Human Creation -- Rabbit Boy (White River Sioux) -- Blood Clot (Southern Ute) -- Corn Mother (Penobscot) -- Creation of the Animal People (Okanogan) -- Stone Boy (Brule Sioux) -- The Powerful Boy (Seneca) -- Glooscap and the Baby ( Algonquian) -- The Old Woman of the Spring (Cheyenne) -- The Origin of Curing Ceremonies (White Mountain Apache) -- Creation of the First Man and First Woman (Navajo) -- HOw Men and Women Got Together (Blood-Pigeon) -- The Well-Baked Man (Pima) -- The White Buffalo Woman (Brule Sioux) -- The Orphan Boy and the Elk Dog (Blackfoot) -- Salt Woman is Refused Food (Cochiti) -- The Sacred Weed (Blackfoot) -- Salt Womand is Refused Food (Cochiti) -- The Sacred Weed (Blackfood) -- HOw Grandfather Peyote Came to the Indian People (Brule Sioux) -- The Vision Quest (Brule Sioux)--The Place of Emergence: Tales of World Creation -- The Good Twin and the Evil Twin (Yuma) -- The Jicarilla Genesis (Jicarilla Apache) -- When Grizzlies Walked Upright (Modoc) -- Old Man Coyote Make the World (Crow) -- How the Sioux Came To Be (Brule Sioux) -- Pushing up the Sky (Snohomish) -- Emerging Into The Upper World (Acoma) -- Eath Making (Cherokee) -- The Earth Dragon (Northern California Coast) -- People Brought in a Basket (Modoc) -- Great Medicine Makes a Beautiful Country (Cheyenne) -- The White Dawn of the Hopi (Hopi) -- Creation of the Yakima World (Yakima) -- Children of the Sun (Osage) -- The Voice, The Flood, and The Turtle (Caddo) -- A Tale of Elder Brother (Pima) --The Eye of the Great Spirit: Tales of the Sun, Moon, and Stars-- Sun Creation (Brule Sioux) -- Walks-All-Over-The-Sky (Tsimshian) -- Three-Legged Rabbit Fights the Sun (Western Rockies) -- Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon (Zuni) -- Keeping Warmth in a Bag (Slavey) -- The Hopi Boy and the Sun ( Hopi) -- A Gust of Wind (Ojibway) -- Daughter of the Sun (Cherokee) -- Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun (Cherokee) -- The Story of the Creation (Dieguenos) -- The Foolish Girls (Ojibway) -- Moon Rabes HIs Sister Sun (Inuit) -- Sun Teaches Veeho a Lesson (Cheyenne) -- LIttle Brother Snares the SUn ( Winnebago) -- The Scabby One Lights the Sky (Toltec) -- Playing a Trick on the moon (Snoqualmie) -- The Theft of Light (Tsimshian) -- Coyote Places The Stars (Wasco) -- Deer Hunter and White Corn Maiden (Tewa) -- Ordeals of the Hero: Monsters and Monster Slayers -- Glooscap Fights the Water Monster (Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Miliseet) -- Little-Man-With-Hair-All-Over (Metis) -- How Mosquitoes Came to Be (Tilingit) -- Hiawatha the Unifier (Iroquois) -- The Life and death of Sweet Medicine (Northern Cheyenne) -- The Quillwork Girl and her Seven Star Brothers (Cheyenne) -- Rolling Head (Wintu) -- Son of LIght Kills the Monster (Hopi) -- The Coming of Thunder (Wiwok) -- Wakinyan Tanka, The Great Thunderbird (Brule Sioux) -- Coyote Kills the Giant (Flathead) -- A Legend of Devil's Tower (Sioux) -- The Flying Head (Iriqouis) -- The First Ship (Chinook) -- Chase of the Severed Head (Cheyenne) -- Uncegila's Seventh Spot (Brule Sioux) -- Counting Coup: War and the Warrior Code -- Little Mouse Counting Coup (Brule Sioux) -- Two Bullets and Two Arrows (Brule Sioux) -- A Cheyenne Blanket (Pawnee) -- The Warrior Maiden (Oneida) -- The Siege of Courthouse Rock (White River Sioux) -- Chief Roman NOse Loses HIs Medicine (White River Sioux) -- Brave Woman Counts Coup (White River Sioux) -- Spotted Eagle and Black Crow (White River Sioux) -- Where the Girl Saved her Brother (Cheyenne) -- Tatanka Iyotake's Dancing Horse (Brule Sioux) -- The Sound of Flutes: Tales of Love and Lust -- The Legend of the Flute (Brule Sioux) -- Teaching the Mudhead how to Copulate (Zuni) -- The Fight for a Wife (Aleut) -- Teeth in the Wrong Places (Ponca-Otoe) -- The Stolen Wife (Tewa) -- Tolowim Woman and Butterfly Man (Maidu) -- Apache Chif Punishes his Wife (Tiwa) -- The Husband's Promise (Tewa) -- The Man who Married the Moon (Isleta Pueblo) -- Why Mole Lives Underground (Cherokee) -- A Legend of Multnomah Falls (Multnamoah) -- The Industrious Daughter who Would Not Marry (Cochiti) -- The Woman Who Married a Merman (Coos) -- Coyote's Strawberry (Crow) -- The Faithful Wife and The Warrior Woman (Tiwa) -- Coyote and The Mallard Ducks (Nez Perce) -- The Greedy Father (Karok) -- Kulshan and His Two Wives (Lumni) -- Men and Women Try Living Apart (Sia) -- A Contest for Wives (Cochiti) -- The Serpent of the Sea (Zuni) -- Coyote Laughs and Cries: Trickster Tales -- Coyote, Iktome, and the Rock (White River Sioux) -- What's This? My Balls for your Dinner? (White River Sioux) -- Coyote and Wasichu (Brule Sioux) -- How Beaver Stole Fire From the Pines (Nez Perce) -- The Raven (Athapascan) -- The Bluebird and Coyote (Pima) -- Adventures of Great Rabbit (Algonquian) -- Turkey Makes The Corn and Coyote Plants It (White Mountain Apache) -- Coyote Takes Water from the Frog People (Kalapuya) -- HOw the People Got Arrowheads (Shasta) -- Iktome and the Ignorant Girl (Brule Sioux) -- Coyote Fights a Lump of Pitch (White Mountain Apache) -- Always-Living-at-the-Coast (Kwakiutl) -- Glooscap Grants Three Wishes (Algonquian) -- Coyote's Rabbit Chase (Tewa) -- Coyote Gets Rich off the White Man (White Mountain Apache) -- Iktome Sleeps with His Wife by Mistake (Brule Sioux) -- How to Scare a Bear (Tewa) -- Boyote Steales Sun's Tobacco (White Mountain Apache) -- Doing a Trick with Eyeballs (Northern Cheyenne) -- Iktome Has a Bad Dream (Brule Sioux) -- How Coyote Got His Cunning (Karok) -- Coyote and the Two Frog Women (Alsea) -- Coyote Dances with a Star (Cheyenne) -- Four Legs, Two Legs, and No Legs: Stories of Animals and Other People -- The Great Race (Cheyenne) -- Origin of the Gnawing Beaver (Haida) -- How the Crow Came to be Black (Brule Sioux) -- The Girl who Married Rattlesnake (Pomo) -- Why the Owl Has Big Eyes (Iroquois) -- The Owl Husband (Passamaquoddy) -- The Dogs HOld an Election (Brule Sioux) -- The Snake Brothers (Brule Sioux) -- Butterflies (Papago) -- The Revenge of Blue Corn Ear Maiden (Hopi) -- The Meeting of the Wild Animals (Tsimshian) -- The Fish Story (Tewa) -- The Neglectful Mother (Cochiti) -- The Bear and his Indian Wife (Haida) -- Wakiash and the First Totem Pole (Kwakiutl) --Somthing Whisling in the Night: Ghosts and The Spirit World -- Two Ghostly Lovers (Brule Sioux) -- The Man Who was Afraid of Nothing (Brule Sioux) -- The Land of the Dead (Serrano) -- The Double-Faced Ghost (Cheyenne) -- A Jouney to the Skeleton House (Hopi) -- The Skeleton Who Fell Down Piece by Piece (Isleta Pueblo) -- The Spirit Wife (Zuni) -- The Transformed Grandmother (Pima-Papago) -- Big Eater's Wife (Pequod) -- The Origin of the Hopi Snake Dance (Tewa) -- Blue Jay Visits Ghost Town (Chinook) -- The Ghost Wife (Brule Sioux) -- Only the Rocks and Mountains Last Forever: Visions of the End -- Woman Chooses Death (Blackfoot) -- Coyote and the Origin of Death (Caddo) -- The Flood (Haida) -- The See Who Would Not See (Pima) -- The Elk Spirit of Lost Lake (Wasco) -- The Death of Head Chief and Young Mule (Nothern Cheyenne) -- The Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee (Brule Sioux) -- The Gnawing (Cheyenne) -- The End of the World (White River Sioux) -- Montezuma and the Great Flood (Papago) -- The Buffalo Go (Kiowa) -- The Coming of Wasichu (Brule Sioux) -- Remaking the World (Brule Sioux)
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24 cm.
  • 1st ed.
  • 1st ed.
xv, 527 p.
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