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Native American Tales and Legends (2001)

by Allan A. Macfarlan

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I enjoyed reading about so many different Native American legends. It's very interesting reading about how Native Americans thought about the world around them. There are many great stories in this collection for students of all ages to help introduce them to the Native culture. Many students are not familiar with many of the legends and tales of the Native American culture, but this book presents so many stories passed down from many different tribes. It would be great to introduce when talking about different theories on life and the ways that the world works. The Native Americans have such a unique outlook on the world around them. ( )
  dschae7 | Oct 20, 2016 |
Book Description: Mineola, New York: Dover Publications 2001. Trade size paperback, 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall), 172 pages. BINDING/CONDITION: a trade-size paperback
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This exciting collection contains more than thirty richly imaginative stories from a variety of Native American sources — Cherokee to Zuñi, Pawnee to Midu — covering a broad spectrum of subjects, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world.
Readers will find stories telling how the earth, people, and bison were created and how fire was discovered, while others introduce the hero Glooscap and the Maiden of the Yellow Rocks. Still other traditional tales tell of the troubles Rabbit's boastfulness got him into, and about the clever ways Little Blue Fox managed to escape from Coyote.
Among the stories in this collection are "The White Stone Canoe" (Chippewa), "Raven Pretends to Build a Canoe" (Tsimshian), "The Theft from the Sun" (Blackfoot), "The Loon's Necklace" (Iroquois), "The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" (Cherokee), "The Coyote" (Pueblo), and "The Origin of the Buffalo and of Corn" (Cheyenne). Young people will delight in these tales, as will any reader interested in Native American stories or folklore in general.
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More than 30 stories from a variety of Native American tribes cover creation myths, hero tales, and trickster stories, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world. Included are "The White Stone Canoe" (Chippewa), "Raven Pretends to Build a Canoe" (Tsimhian), many more.

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