American Indian Myths and Legends

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Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
Pantheon Books, 1984 - Social Science - 527 pages
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This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.

With black-and-white drawings throughout.
This book is part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library.

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Review: American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Noelle Walsh - Goodreads

This book, a collection of myths and legends from several First Nations peoples, was a good book to read. I enjoyed it and reading these tales was amazing. I think this book is with reading. Read full review

Review: American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

I hope this is really the book I read. Hmm... This was an interesting book to read especially of all the different legends and to see how they came up with them. A lot really didn't make any kind of ... Read full review



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Richard Erdoes is co-editor of American Indian Myths and Legends and the author of, among many other books, Lakota Woman; Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions; and Saloons of the Old West. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Alfonso Ortiz was a Native American scholar, anthropologist, activist and author. His works included, The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society.

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