Native American Mythology

ISBN-10: 0486444155
ISBN-13: 9780486444154
Edition: 2005
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Description: This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales. Legends include stories of sun worship, trickster pranks, the ghost world, and secret societies.

Author's Preface
Introduction
The Far North
Norseman and Skraeling
The Eskimo's World
The World-Powers
The World's Regions
The Beginnings
Life and Death
The Forest Tribes
The Forest Region
Priest and Pagan
The Manitos
The Great Spirit
The Frame of the World
The Powers Above
The Powers Below
The Elders of the Kinds
The Forest Tribes (continued)
Iroquoian Cosmogony
Algonquian Cosmogony
The Deluge
The Slaying of the Dragon
The Theft of Fire
Sun-Myths
The Village of Souls
Hiawatha
The Gulf Region
Tribes and Lands
Sun-Worship
The New Maize
Cosmogonies
Animal Stories
Tricksters and Wonder-Folk
Mythic History
The Great Plains
The Tribal Stocks
An Athapascan Pantheon
The Great Gods of the Plains
The Life of the World
"Medicine"
Father Sun
Mother Earth and Daughter Corn
The Morning Star
The Gods of the Elements
The Great Plains (continued)
Athapascan Cosmogonies
Siouan Cosmogonies
Caddoan Cosmogonies
The Son of the Sun
The Mystery of Death
Prophets and Wonder-Workers
Migration-Legends and Year-Counts
Mountain and Desert
The Great Divide
The Gods of the Mountains
The World and its Denizens
Shahaptian and Shoshonean World-Shapers
Coyote
Spirits, Ghosts, and Bogies
Prophets and the Ghost-Dance
Mountain and Desert (continued)
The Navaho and their Gods
The Navaho Genesis
The Creation of the Sun
Navaho Ritual Myths
Apache and Piman Mythology
Yuman Mythology
The Pueblo Dwellers
The Pueblos
Pueblo Cosmology
Gods and Katcinas
The Calendar
The Great Rites and their Myths
Sia and Hopi Cosmogonies
Zuni Cosmogony
The Pacific Coast, West
The California-Oregon Tribes
Religion and Ceremonies
The Creator
Cataclysms
The First People
Fire and Light
Death and the Ghost-World
The Pacific Coast, North
Peoples of the North-West Coast
Totemism and Totemic Spirits
Secret Societies and their Tutelaries
The World and its Rulers
The Sun and the Moon
The Raven Cycle
Souls and their Powers
Notes
Bibliography
Plates

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