Badger and Coyote Were Neighbors: Melville Jacobs on Northwest Indian Myths and Tales

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William R. Seaburg, Pamela Amoss
Oregon State University Press, 2000 - Social Science - 310 pages
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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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William R. Seaburg is a professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell. He is the editor and annotator of "The Nehalem Tillamook: An Ethnography" by Elizabeth D. Jacobs, and the coauthor of "Coquelle Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography," Elizabeth D. Jacobs (1903-83) was mentored in anthropology by her husband, the noted anthropologist Melville Jacobs.

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