Folk-tales of Angola: Fifty Tales, with Ki-mbundu Text, Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes

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Héli Chatelain
American Folk-lore Society, 1894 - Folk songs, Kimbundu - 315 pages

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Page 22 - ... African tribes, and that the Uncle Remus tales may have been "borrowings" from Native American folklore. Folklorist Heli Chatelain disagreed: The myths and tales of the negroes in North, Central, and South America are all derived from African prototypes, and these can easily be traced in collections... Through the medium of the American negro, African folk-lore has exerted a deep and wide influence on the folk-lore of the American Indians; and that of the American white race itself bears many...
Page 22 - Xext to him in rank the lion is special chief of the tribe of ferocious beasts and highest vassal of the elephant. Chief of the reptile tribe is the python. Chief of the finny tribe is, in the interior, the di-lenda, the largest river fish. Chief of the feathery tribe is the...
Page 8 - Therefore, the closest relation is that of mother and child, the next that of nephew or niece and uncle or aunt. The uncle owns his nephews and nieces; he can sell them, and they are his heirs, not only in private property, but also in the chiefship, if he be a chief.
Page 22 - In African folk tales the animal world, as also the spirit world, is organized and governed just like the human world. In Angola the elephant is the supreme king of all animal creation, and the special chief of the edible tribe <>f wild animals.
Page 227 - He yonder, who is he? who is in the chain." The doctor said: "He looks like King Kitamba, whom I left where I came from.

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