Earthmaker: tribal stories from Native North America

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Perigee Books, Sep 1, 1992 - History - 175 pages
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A powerful collection of Native stories telling of the old time, before Europeans and Africans forced huge changes on the Americas. The ancient tales relate Native joys and sorrows, hopes and fears, and plans and misadventures in a conversational style characteristic of their original telling.

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Miller has assembled an amusing collection of creation myths from various native North American tribes and presents them as a chronicle of the earth's formation, the shaping of animals, and the ... Read full review



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Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, a member of the Colville Federated Tribes of eastern Washington State. She was the author of "Cogewea, The Half-Blood" (one of the first novels to be published by a Native American woman) and "Coyote Stories," both reprinted as Bison Books. Jay Miller, formerly assistant director and editor at the D7;Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, Newberry Library, Chicago, now is an independent scholar and writer in Seattle. He is the compiler of "Earthmaker: Tribal Stories from Native North America,

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