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Handbook of Native American Mythology

Handbook of Native American Mythology

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This revealing work introduces readers to the mythologies of Native Americans from the United States to the Arctic Circle-a rich, complex, and diverse body of lore, which remains less widely known than mythologies of other peoples and places.
In thematic chapters and encyclopedia-style entries, Handbook of Native American Mythology examines the characters and deities, rituals, sacred locations and objects, concepts, and stories that define mythological cultures of various indigenous peoples. By tracing the traditions as far back as
possible and following their evolution from generation to generation, Handbook of Native American Mythology offers a unique perspective on Native American history, culture, and values. It also shows how central these traditions are to contemporary Native American life, including the continuing
struggle for land rights, economic parity, and repatriation of cultural property.
With more than 40 photographs, illustrations, and maps, here is the most comprehensive and accessible introduction to the mythological heritage of Native North Americans available in one volume.


Author: Dawn E. Bastian, Judy K. Mitchell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 05/07/2008
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 9.17h x 6.33w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9780195342321

About the Author

Dawn Bastian is Coordinator for Bibliographic Control and Electronic Resource Services at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Judy K. Mitchell
is Reference and Instruction Librarian at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa.

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