The Sacred path: spells, prayers, & power songs of the American Indians

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Morrow, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 191 pages
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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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Contents

BIRTH AND INFANCY
13
Lullaby Creek
26
Dance Song Quechua
49
Copyright

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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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