Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature

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John Bierhorst
University of Arizona Press, 1974 - Literary Criticism - 371 pages
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"Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances)." —World Literature Today
 

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Contents

Quetzalcoatl translated from the Nahuatl
17
Notes
67
Bibliography
98
AN IROQUOIS CEREMONIAL
107
The Ritual of Condolence with ritual texts translated
121
Notes 69
169
Bibliography 80
180
Introduction
187
A Commentary on the Cuceb
223
The Maya Calendar the Almanac and the Counting
269
A NAVAJO CEREMONIAL
279
The Night Chant with songs and prayers translated from
291
Notes
333
Bibliography
349
MAPS
369
Copyright

Cuceb translated from the Maya by Ralph L Roys
195

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John Bierhorst is also the editor-translator of Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs

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