Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales
William R. Seaburg, Pamela Amoss
Oregon State University Press, 2000 - Social Science - 310 pages
Anthropologist and folklorist Melville Jacobs worked to preserve the fast-disappearing languages and traditions of the Indian peoples of Oregon and Washington. This book presents an introduction to Jacobs's seminal research and gathers twenty stories that he collected and translated.
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