Description : 50th anniversary edition of a perennial best seller. Tales from the oral tradition of the Indians in the Pacific Northwest.
Description : Myths, personal narratives and historical traditions reveal beliefs and customs of twelve Indian tribes who once lived in the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Description : 90 stories from tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada cover a wide range of subjects: tales of creation, heroes, witchcraft, monsters, romance, enchantment, tricksters, and more. Includes, among others, "The Origin of Daylight" (Tsimshian), "The Flying Head" (Oneida), "The Enchanted Moccasins" (Maskego), and "The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" (Cherokee).
Description : Presents the stories and legends gathered by the author and her photographer/illustator husband during their travels in Indian country in the early part of the twentieth-century.
Description : A collection of over one hundred tribal tales drawn from government documents, old periodicals and histories, reports of anthropologists and folklorists, and personal interviews with Indians of Washington and Oregon.
Description : This collection of stories represents the origin, myths and legends of American Indians from over 15 major tribes and 48 states of the U.S.A. These timeless tales tell of the Native American's sacred beliefs passed down from generation to generation. "The American Indian was a natural storyteller. Seeing, as he did, an omen in every shifting shade of the clouds, a sign in the changing leaf, a token of beauty or ugliness in different places in the wildwood, he knew no rock nor river, lake nor mountain, valley nor hillside that did not speak of some attraction, some vision of race, some deed of valor, incident of love or remembrance of wrong. These memories lived in stories that were told and retold to each succeeding generation, from time immemorial." - Johanna R. M. Lyback. INDIAN LEGENDS was originally published in 1925 by Lyons and Carnahan and reprinted by Tipi Press of St. Joseph's Indian School in its original form in hopes of keeping wonderful myths and legends of the American Indian alive for generations to come. The 279-page book features over 100 illustrations. Available from Tipi Press, St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57326; 605-734-3300; FAX: 605-734-3480.
Description : With a new forward by Phillip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses. It is apparent when studying Schoolcraft's writing that he was clearly one of the first European Americans to recognize the merit and value of the Native American heritage as expressed in oral tradition. "
Description : For the cover of this presentation the author has made copies of actual American Indian drawings, arranged them in a collage, and completed it with an acrylic overpaint, which was then antiqued to achieve the effect. This book is a combination of poems by American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward, with such poems as Ozarks Blabbermouth Lissenbee, added to a series of thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister which was published in 1917, with an Indian Pronouncing Library to complete this book, which children and adults alike will enjoy.