Southern Indian Myths and Legends
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In this collection of almost sixty tales, Indians themselves--Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Seminoles, and others--tell us about their beliefs, their traditions, and their history, in myths and legends that cover the classic themes of world mythology. Most of the stories were recorded in the late nineteenth century, at a time when Indian myth-keepers who remembered the tribal tales were still alive. Notes and introductory comments throughout the book provide background information for the stories. Editors Virginia Pounds Brown and Laurella Owens bring these stories together for the first time in one volume. This collection makes enjoyable and significant reading for adults as well as young people.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 177.8 x 248.92 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1588382532
  • 9781588382535

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In this reprint of this classic collection of fifty-seven tales, Indians themselves--Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Seminoles and others--tell us about their beliefs, their traditions, their history, in myths and legends that cover the themes of world mythology. Most of the stories were recorded in the late-nineteenth century, at a time when Indian myth-keepers who remembered the tribal tales were still alive. Notes and introductory comments throughout the book provide background information for the stories.show more

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"Tellings are smooth and straightforward, and the stories generally have a unity of form and plot line that make them very readable. Brown and Owens are clear in their methods, and their accompanying notes will be helpful to students using this for research." --Booklist "A useful collection for which there is a wide and growing audience." --J. Anthony Paredes, professor and chairman, Department of Anthropology, Florida State Universityshow more

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