Pima Indian Legends

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University of Arizona Press, 1968 - Social Science - 111 pages
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Coyote, Eagle-man, quail, bear, and other charaters relate their adventures in two dozen delightful tales Anna Shaw heard her father tell when she was young. The author, a Pima herself, unfolds twenty-four charming Indian tales as passed down from generation to generation. Simple, and beautiful in design and content. A delight for all ages.
 

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Contents

Seehha Conquers the River People
8
HohokamThe People Who Are Gone
27
The Great Hunters
43
Coyote Retrieves His Brothers Scalp
56
Why Coyotes Coat Is the Color of Sand
70
Coyote Bun and the Turkey
84
Beaver Tail and the Eagles
97
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Anna Moore Shaw, author of Pima Indian Legends and A Pima Past, was born in a traditional brush dwelling on the Gila River Reservation in 1898. In 1920 she received her high school diploma and married Ross Shaw, a Pima-Maricopa man. After more than forty years of distinguished civic and religious activity in Phoenix, the couple returned to the Salt River Reservation, where they focused their attention on Indian issues. Anna was on the Mutual Self-Help Housing Commission, edited the Pima newsletter, and taught kindergarten classes in the Pima language and culture. One of the founders of the reservation's museum, she served her tribe in many important capacities.
 

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