American Indian Poetry: An Anthology of Songs and Chants
George William Cronyn
Fawcett Columbine, 1991 - Poetry - 294 pages
First published in 1918, American Indian Poetry is a pioneer work of remarkable authenticity. Filled with pieces collected from Native Americans in their own languages and translated by leading scholars and poets of the day, it was the first book to give their oral verse its palce as an essential, vibrant part of North American literature. These songs and chants, ancient and modern, speak to the power and poignancy of ordinary life and to the deeply mystical. These are cries from a people at one with both spirit and earth, for all the world to hear and includes works from the major tribes from the Southeast to the Northwest Coast.
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American beat of drums beautiful behold birds blue bodies breath bring ceremony CHANT chief clouds Comes the deer Comes the rain COYOTE SONG dance darkness dawn dreams Drum-beat dwelling place eagle EARTH DOCTOR east ecka Elder Brother feet gifts Give heed gods with weapons Hako Harken hear heart heart will go heh-yeh Hi-ilo-o ya-a-a hither Indian Indian poetry inside song Kawas Kurahus land lift your eyes light Little Raven lodge lonely Look Lost Lagoon lullaby Magician Mary Austin Mide Morning Star Mother Corn Mother Earth mountain native NAVAJO nest night o'er OJIBWA path RAIN SONGS rainbow restored RITUAL running Sa-a Narai sacred sing this song sleep soul spirit standing thee thou thunder Tirawa atius touch trail tribe unto voice waiting walk wander weapons of magic Whip-poor-will wind wings woman women younger brother
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