Native American Mythology

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Greenhaven Publishing LLC, May 11, 2012 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 104 pages
Introduce readers to the rich cultural heritage of Native American mythology. This volume draws connections between Native American culture and its myths, and explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include earth diver and origin stories, and myths of culture heroes, nature deities, spirits, and tricksters. This volume has a map of the tribal regions of North America, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.
 

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Contents

Native American Tribal Regions
4
Major Characters in Native American Mythology
6
The Nature of Myth
9
The First Peoples of North America
12
The Universal Myths
29
Deities and Spirits
45
Myth in Daily Life
61
The Survival of Myth
76
Notes
91
Glossary
94
For More Information
95
Index
97
Picture Credits
103
About the Author
104
Back Cover
105
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