Basket Tales of the Grandmothers: American Indian Baskets in Myth and Legend

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William A. Turnbaugh, Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh, Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
Thornbrook Pub., 1999 - Art - 210 pages
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Storytellers from over 100 Native American societies lend their voices to this fascinating collection. From creation myths to ghost stories and fables, Indian baskets provide the theme for over 250 traditional selections, each recounted in the words of its narrator. More than 280 historic photographs celebrate the traditional beauty and lore of American Indian basketry. Woven together into one unique volume, these cherished stories, informative commentaries, and exciting illustrations document the rich heritage of Native North American basketry.

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William Turnbaugh (anthropology, Univ. of Rhode Island) and Sarah Turnbaugh (director, Rhode Island's Museum of Primitive Art and Culture) have gathered over 250 selections from the recorded words of ... Read full review


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