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Dee Brown's Folktales of the Native American Retold for Our Times

ISBN-10: 080502607X
ISBN-13: 9780805026078
Edition: Revised 
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Description: This comprehensive collection of Native American folklore draws on a unique oral tradition, illuminating for students the very roots of Native American culture. Gathered from numerous tribes—Seneca, Hopi, Navaho, Creek, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This comprehensive collection of Native American folklore draws on a unique oral tradition, illuminating for students the very roots of Native American culture. Gathered from numerous tribes—Seneca, Hopi, Navaho, Creek, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and Blackfoot—these thirty-six stories, passed down through generations, are narrated by Dee Brown as they might be told around a campfire today. Updated for the modern reader, these tales capture the true spirit and flavor of Native American Mythology. With a new preface written by the author especially for this edition and attractive line illustrations by Native American Louis Mofsie, this unique is essential reading for a new generation of students interested in Native American culture and history, mythology and folklore, and cultural history.

Dee Brown wrote more than twenty-five books on American history and the West, including Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Louis Mofsie illustrated Dee Brown's Folktales of the Native American from Henry Holt and Co..

Foreword
When Animals Lived as Equals with The People
The Rooster, the Mockingbird and the Maiden (Hopi)
The Bear Man (Cherokee)
How Antelope Carrier Saved the Thunderbirds (Arikara)
Why Dogs Have Long Tongues (Caddo)
The Great Shell of Kintyel (Navaho)
The Girl Who Climbed to the Sky (Arapaho-Caddo)
Before the White Men Came
The Cheyenne Prophet (Cheyenne)
The Deeds and Prophecies of Old Man (Blackfoot)
How Day and Night Were Divided (Creek)
How the Buffalo Were Released on Earth (Apache-Comanche)
How Corn Came to the Earth (Arikara)
How Rabbit Brought Fire to the People (Creek)
Godasiyo the Woman Chief (Seneca)
Allegories
The Return of Ice Man (Cherokee)
Ice Man and the Messenger of Springtime (Chippewa)
First Contacts with Europeans
How Ioscoda and His Friends Met the White Men from the East and Journeyed Across the Great Waters (Ottawa)
Katlian and the Iron People (Tlingit)
How the First White Men Came to the Cheyennes (Cheyenne)
The Coming of the Horse
How a Piegan Warrior Found the First Horses (Blackfoot)
Water Spirit's Gift of Horses (Blackfoot)
Tricksters and Magicians
How Rabbit Fooled Wolf (Creek)
Coyote and the Rolling Rock (Salish-Blackfoot)
Skunk Outwits Coyote (Comanche)
Nihancan and the Dwarf's Arrow (Arapaho)
Swift-Runner and the Trickster Tarantula (Zuni)
Buffalo Woman, A Story of Magic (Caddo)
Heroes and Heroines
The Hunter and the Dakwa (Cherokee)
The Prisoners of Court House Rock (Pawnee)
Red Shield and Running Wolf (Crow)
Animal Stories
The Bluebird and the Coyote (Pima)
The Story of the Bat (Creek)
Crow and Hawk (Cochiti)
Why Coyote Stopped Imitating His Friends (Caddo)
Ghost Stories
The Lame Warrior and the Skeleton (Arapaho)
Heavy Collar and the Ghost Woman (Blackfoot)
The Sioux Who Wrestled With A Ghost (Sioux)
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