The Sacred Path: Spells, Prayers, & Power Songs of the American Indians

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John Bierhorst
Morrow, 1983 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 191 pages
English translations of North and South American Indian spells, prayers, and songs traditionally used in rituals associated with birth, puberty, love, travel, sickness, weather, farming, hunting, and death.

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A. L. Kroeber Ahuitzotl Amazon basin American Indian Ammassalik Ankara Apache Arapaho Arekuna Arguedas Arikara Arizona Armellada Aztec Aztec text beautiful Belize Black Elk Blackfeet Blessingway Boas Brazil breath British Columbia buck page Chant Cherokee Chiapas child Chippewa come comes one comes Copal corn Crow Dance dawn Dawn Lake deer dream Dream Songs E. S. Curtis earth earth mother English version epilepsy Eskimo Ethnography Ethnology father fetish flowers Folkways Records Frances Densmore Franz Boas ghost Ghost Dance Girl Gladys Reichard gods Greenland Haida Havasupai heart Henry Munn Hopi Hudson Bay Huichol hunter IGLULIK Incas Indian poetry JICARILLA APACHE Kekchi Kiowa Knud Rasmussen Kwakiutl Kwakiutl by Franz Kwakiutl Ethnography Leslie Spier Lingua geral live lord Magic Spell Marius Barbeau Maya Mazatec medicine Medicine Songs Mescalero Mexico Midewiwin Modoc mother Mountain Lion mountains muddy waters native native American Navajo night Nootka Ocotepec Ojibwa Oklahoma Omaha Page Papago Paucartambo Paul Radin Pawnee Peru poetry pollen potlatch pray prayer meal prayer sticks Press puberty Puberty Ceremony Quechua recites Religion ritual road Ruth Bunzel Sapper shaman Sioux Sioux Music sleep Song Southern Methodist University Spanish spirit starting to return starts toward Teton Sioux Tewa Thonah Thunder Song Tlingit Translated tribe Tsimshian TZOTZIL MAYA Underhill University of Arizona University of Chicago version given here version is mine walk walrus warrior White Mountain White-Shell William Thalbitzer Wintu woman women words Xochiquetzal Yahgan YOKUTS Yonder young yuhahi Zuni

About the author (1983)

John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York.

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