Native American Myths (Dover Thrift Editions)

Native American Myths (Dover Thrift Editions)

Lewis Spence


Drawn from the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Sioux, Pawnee, and northern and Northwestern Indians, those enthralling stories supply insights into tribal personality and ideology. chosen via the prestigious British anthropologist and folklorist Lewis Spence, they vary in subject from romantic like to competition among warriors to victory over strong forces. the main points in their recounting evoke photos of local american citizens' innermost aspirations and fears in addition to their higher worldview.
A significant forerunner of contemporary reports of fable, this compelling e-book blends the legends with genuine fabric, giving every one fantasy a significant point of view. scholars of anthropology and ethnology will prize the particularly wealthy number of legendary imagery during this assortment, which contains a easy, direct demeanour of storytelling that would entice little ones in addition to to adults. All readers will locate in those pages a treasury of suspenseful stories that display a lot of the spirit of North America's unique cultures.

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