Description : Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations.
Description : This carefully edited historical collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The primary object of this book is to furnish the reader with a general view of the mythologies of the Native people of North America, accompanied by such historical and ethnological information as will assist him in gauging the real conditions under which this most interesting section of humanity existed. Contents: Divisions, Customs, and History of the Race The Mythologies of the North American Indians Algonquian Myths and Legends Iroquois Myths and Legends Sioux Myths and Legends Myths and Legends of the Pawnees Myths and Legends of the Northern and North-Western Indians
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Description : 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.
Description : Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians: First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, by J.W. Powell, Director, Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnography.
Description : Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. Contrary to popular beliefs, there is more to Native American Folklore than stories of buffalo hunts, teepee living and animal stories. Hundreds of tribes throughout North American created a huge mythological system that has rivaled that of the Greeks. The most popular of these myths usually are the ones dealing with Creation. These myths deal with both how the physical world as we know it came to be and how the many features of specific cultures originated. They cover areas of gods and man and why we were separated, where did the different races come from, and when did evil surface. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand these beliefs is through understanding the Native American stories. This book shows a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully presents a true look at these beliefs. With this book you will understand the Native American people a little better and where they have come. These stories have been handed down from generation to generation. And in such tradition, they are now handed down to you to share with the next generation. The stories collected in this book represent some of the best to be found. Included you will find: Old-Man Remakes the World, Determination of the Seasons, Determination of Night and Day, Creation of First Man and First Woman, The Boy Who Became a God, Creation and Longevity, Onondaga Creation Myth, Pushing Up The Sky, Emerging Into The Upper World, Great Medicine Makes A Beautiful Country, The White Dawn Of Hopi, Children of the Sun, and many, many more.
Description : "Reprinted from the original 1907 edition published as the Twenty-fourth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1903, Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.
Description : DIVNearly 100 myths and legends of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, and even biblical subjects include "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "Crossing the Red Sea" (Cheyenne), and scores more. /div
Description : Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. Native Americans used their stories to teach the children the traditions of their grandfathers. It was in this way that local customs were passed down and lessons were taught about how to live off the land and track animals. It was with stories they learned to grow crops and thrive in their natural environment. When foreign men entered and settled upon Indian sacred lands, the Native Americans were often forcibly removed. They were sent to areas unfamiliar. If it were not for their customs, language and tradition passed down through stories, they would have lost connection with who they were. These songs and myths were their way of keeping their legacy alive. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book, you will be shown a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully present a true look at their beliefs, and understand the Native American people a little better. The mythology of North America is a cultural treasure house, but many of these myths and legends are hidden away in various old and rare books. It would be difficult for the average person to track down and collect this material because the rarity of some of these books makes them hard to find. So, this vast body of wisdom lies out of reach of most people… until now.
Description : This magnificent collection of tales from the Native American tradition is both a cultural history and a compendium of myths and legends, including such stories as "Hiawatha", "The Sacred Bear-Spear", and "The Legend of Cold Weather". Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.