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American Indian Myths and Legends

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More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library



Author: Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 08/12/1985
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.10w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780394740188

About the Author
RICHARD ERDOES (1912-2008) was an artist, photographer, Native American rights activist, and author or editor of more than twenty books, including Lakota Woman and Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions.

ALFONSO ORTIZ (1939-1997) was a Native American scholar, anthropologist, activist and author. His works include The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society and The Pueblo.