The Myths of the North American Indians
The distinguished British anthropologist and folklorist Lewis Spence has collected many of the most interesting and compelling of these myths and presented them here according to ethnic grouping, prefacing the collection with important historical and ehtnological information that will give the reader and accurate view of the conditions under which these fascinating tribal cultures once flourished.
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Ahsonnutli Algonquins American Ethnology animals arrow bear beautiful Beaver became birds Blackfeet Blue Jay bones brave brother buffalo Bureau of American called canoe carried chief child Chinooks cried Dance dead deity dwelling dwelt earth Esaugetuh Emissee Ethnology father feet fetish ﬁerce ﬁgures ﬁlled ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁnished ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬁve ﬂew forest giant Glooskap GUSTAV STICKLEY head heard hunter hunting husband Ictinike Indian Iroquois island journey kettle killed Kutoyis lake land lived lodge magic Malsum married medicine medicine-men Michabo moccasins monster morning mounds Muskhogean mussels myth mythology night Norsemen North America once Pawnees possessed Rabbit race returned river round sacred sacriﬁce savage Scar-face serpent sister skin Slocum Snake song spirit stone story supernatural tion Tirawa told took totem tree tribes Utonagan village warrior wife woman women young youth