Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country

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Jarold Ramsey
University of Washington Press, 1980 - Literary Collections - 295 pages
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This collection of 116 traditional American Indian stories from Oregon tribes was compiled from the original translations of Melville Jacobs, Franz Boas, Archie Phinney, Edward Sapir, Leo Frachtenberg, Leslie Spier, and Isabel Kelley. It also includes songs, prayers, calendrical information, personal memoirs, and peace treaty speeches, along with reworkings of published and unpublished materials.

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User Review  - gildallie - LibraryThing

A collection of Oregon Native Indian tales. I read "How the Cayuse Got Fire". A myth about how the source of all fire in Mt. Hood, guarded and tended by a demon and his sub demons, was taken by two ... Read full review

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Coyote stole the frog women's vulvas. What more do you need to know? Just read it. Read full review

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Jarold Ramsey is professor Emeritus of English at the University of Rochester and the recipient of numerous prizes and honors. He is the author of Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country and Reading the Fire: Essays in the Traditional Indian Literatures of America (both University of Washington Press), and co-editor of The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature (OSU Press). In 2000, he moved back to the family ranch, north of Madras, Oregon.

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