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Native American Mythology

Author : Fred Ramen
ISBN : 1404207384
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the origins and cultural significance of Native American mythology and folklore and describes common myths involving the creation of the world, animals and their behavior, tricksters, and heroes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Native American Myths And Beliefs

Author : Tom Lowenstein
ISBN : 9781448859924
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the myths and beliefs of Native Americans.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dictionary Of Native American Mythology

Author : Sam D. Gill
ISBN : 0195086023
Genre : Religion
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Passed down from generation to generation, the myths and rituals of Native Americans form a rich religious and cultural base from which all members of each society can create and maintain a sense of community, physical and emotional health, identity, family, and self. Such traditions, handeddown through stories and rites, stand as the lifeblood of every Native American culture.This thoroughly illustrated and carefully researched guide explores the amazing array of mythical beasts, heroic humans, and nurturing spirits that make up the fascinating spectrum of Native American mythology. With over one thousand alphabetically arranged entries, representing over one hundreddifferent Native American cultures, readers can quickly explore the meaning of hundreds of elements of Native lore--from names, phrases, and symbols, to images, motifs, and themes. Accompanying essays take a closer look at other issues related to the origin, development, and perpetuation of NativeAmerican mythology, such as the Christian influence on myth, varying mythology between tribes, storytelling, and more. We learn about such mythical creatures as Apotamkin of the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy tribe of the Southeast (a bogey monster with long hair and huge teeth who, through the fear hegenerates, keeps small children from straying onto thin, newly frozen ice in the winter and unguarded beaches in the summer), ritual healing ceremonials such as the Southwestern Navajo's Uglyway ceremony (a ceremony to remove and protect against the forces of chaos and disorder that give rise toillness), and the Marau ceremony of the Hopi Indians of the Southeast (a complex ceremony concerned with rain, the ripening of corn, and the fertility of women, as well as rites of initiating new members into the society). This compelling volume honors the richness of the beliefs and values of themany peoples of native North America, from northern Mexico to the Artic Circle. In addition, a complete bibliography of primary sources and secondary sources points the way to further research, making this the perfect reference for anyone interested in the mythical history of America's originalinhabitants.
Category: Religion

Handbook Of Native American Mythology

Author : Dawn Elaine Bastian
ISBN : 9781851095339
Genre : Reference
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Examines Native American mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.
Category: Reference

Native American Myths And Legends

Author : Colin F. Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018385208
Genre : Religion
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Describes the origin myths, rituals, and ceremonies in each of the nine cultural regions of North America
Category: Religion

Native American Myths

Author : Lewis Spence
ISBN : 9780486112350
Genre : Social Science
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DIVDrawn from the legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and Northern and Northwestern Indians, these enchanting tales offer rich insights into tribal character and beliefs. /div
Category: Social Science

Native American Myths

Author : Diana Ferguson
ISBN : UOM:39015054148310
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers a collection of myths from a wide variety of Native American cultures, including creation stories, trickster tales, cosmological myths, and accounts of heroes, quests, and the supernatural, with details on the context.
Category: Literary Criticism

Native American Mythology

Author : Hartley Burr Alexander
ISBN : 9780486122793
Genre : Social Science
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This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales.
Category: Social Science

Seven Myths Of Native American History

Author : Paul Jentz
ISBN : 9781624666803
Genre : History
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"Misconceptions continue to shape public perceptions of American Indians. Deeply ingrained cultural fictions, what Jentz (history, North Hennepin Community College) refers to as myths, have had a lasting hold on popular understanding of Native Americans. In this readable and engaging overview, Jentz provides an important corrective, one that not only catalogs key stories and stereotypes but also lays a foundation for challenging them. As the title indicates, Jentz seeks to demystify seven fundamental ideas about American Indians through critical histories. Following a helpful introductory discussion, he devotes a chapter to each myth. Specifically, he unpacks (1) the noble savage, (2) the ignoble savage, (3) wilderness and wildness, (4) the vanishing native, (5) the authentic Indian, (6) the ecological Indian, and (7) the mystical native. Throughout, Jentz employs clear language and tangible examples to clarify each myth and its significance. [T]his work will greatly benefit nonspecialists, including high school teachers and students. The volume will be useful as either a textbook in introductory courses in Native American studies or as secondary reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended." —C. R. King, Washington State University, in Choice
Category: History

Native American Myths Legends

Author : Arcturus Publishing
ISBN : 9781788284721
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a beautiful collection of the fascinating stories told by the indigenous peoples across the continent of North America. The exciting adventures of trickster figures like Glooscap, Raven and Coyote are combined here with classic legends of creation. These legends span the width of the continent with tales from the Ojibwa of the Great Lakes region to the Inuits of Alaska. Together, these carefully chosen tales show the sheer diversity of the First Nations of Canada and the United States but for all their differences, certain common themes weave through all the tribes' tales.
Category: Fiction

Native American Mythology A To Z

Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
ISBN : 9781438133119
Genre : Indian mythology
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Presents detailed coverage of the deities, legendary heroes and heroines, important animals, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the many peoples of North America.
Category: Indian mythology

American Indian Myths And Legends

Author : Richard Erdoes
ISBN : 9780804151757
Genre : Fiction
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More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Category: Fiction

Native American

Author : Matt Clayton
ISBN : 1696130751
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If you're looking for a captivating collection of Native American myths, then keep reading... Part of the history of Indigenous cultures is, of course, their traditions of storytelling. Myths, legends, and folktales all play important roles in explaining how the world came to be the way it is, as well as giving listeners entertainment with humorous or scary stories, or giving them role models to look up to in hero tales. The author of this book has endeavored to provide at least one myth from every major culture group in North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Plateau, Northwest Coast, Great Basin, Great Plains, California, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast Forest. Of the many different genres of story available, four are chosen for this present volume. The first has to do with the origins of things, either of the world in its entirety or some aspect thereof that was significant to the people who created the story. The other side of creation is death, and so the second section concerns tales of ghosts and monsters, some terrifying, some friendly, some the victims of prank-playing living people. However, out of the acts of destruction wrought by supernatural beings there is often something new created or a change worked that is necessary for the world to function properly. Tricksters and heroes occupy the third and fourth sections of the book, respectively. Coyote is, of course, a favorite trickster character for most North American Indigenous groups, while Raven is important to peoples in the Pacific Northwest and Arctic regions. Beaver is a trickster for the Nez Perce of the Columbia River Plateau, and for the Pomo of California, little Woodrat also lives by his wits. These tricksters are by turns clever, gullible, victor, and victim, but always there is a moral lesson to be learned from the stories of their adventures. The final section of the book presents stories of Indigenous heroes. Many of these heroes are shared by multiple cultures, usually within the same or adjacent culture areas. Native American: Mythology Captivating Myths of Indigenous Peoples from North America invites you to go on a startling journey and discover the following myths: Origins Ghosts and Monsters Trickster Tales Hero Tales And much, much more! So if you want a captivating collection of Native American myths, click the "add to cart" button!

Understanding Native American Myths

Author : Megan Kopp
ISBN : 0778745260
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the roles and relationships of spirits in Native American myths and retells some ancient myths, describing how the people used them to interpret their world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Native American Mythology

Author : Q. L. Pearce
ISBN : 9781420507164
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Introduce readers to the rich cultural heritage of Native American mythology. This volume draws connections between Native American culture and its myths, and explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include earth diver and origin stories, and myths of culture heroes, nature deities, spirits, and tricksters. This volume has a map of the tribal regions of North America, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Native American Myths And Legends

Author : O. B. Duane
ISBN : 1860193773
Genre : Indian mythology
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This book focuses on the myths and tales of the Algonquins and Iroquois, Native Americans who originally occupied the entire region of what is now Canada and the eastern coast of the United States and whose creation myths tell of the world in which they live.
Category: Indian mythology

They Dance In The Sky

Author : Jean Guard Monroe
ISBN : 0618809120
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The authors combine factual information on both astronomy and native American culture with authentic tales and myths about constellations told by many American Indian tribes. Reprint.
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White Wolf Woman

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ISBN : 0874832004
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of thirty-seven transformation myths collected from the oral traditions of Native Americans, showing the powers of certain animals as they move between human and nonhuman worlds.
Category: Social Science

Native American Mythology

Author : Matt Clayton
ISBN : 1952191033
Genre : History
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Part of the history of Indigenous cultures is, of course, their traditions of storytelling. Myths, legends, and folktales all play important roles in explaining how the world came to be the way it is, as well as giving listeners entertainment with humorous or scary stories, or giving them role models to look up to in hero tales.
Category: History