Fiction. Native American Studies. INDIAN TALES begins as Bear, Antelope, and their son, Fox, set out to visit relatives on the coast. Old Man Coyote, Oriole, and various others join them over the course of this journey, as Fox learns how to hunt with rabbit sticks, how the world was destroyed and created all over again, and how to sing to his shadow in the morning so it will find its way back to him. A brilliant synthesis of forty years of life and learning among the Achumawi, Pomo, Karuk, Mewuk, and other California tribes, these tales reflect the flavor, tone, and rhythm of Indian traditions while offering edification and delight in equal amounts to adults as well as children. Jaime de Angulo (1887-1950) was born to Spanish parents and lived in Paris until he arrived in the United States at the age of eighteen. Over the course of his lifetime, he was a cowboy, a rancher, a doctor, a psychologist, an ethnographer and renowned linguist, and a novelist. His other books include INDIANS IN OVE
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