Native American Mythology
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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Native American Tribal Regions
Major Characters in Native American Mythology
The Nature of Myth
The First Peoples of North America
The Universal Myths
Deities and Spirits
Myth in Daily Life
The Survival of Myth
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