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Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest: Especially of Washington and Oregon
Edited by Katharine Berry Judson. This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1910 edition by A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago.
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published May 15th 2006)
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I received a 2nd edition printing of this book from 1912. Along with a guide to animal names in Klamuth tongue it has a wonderful creationism myth about how Coyote was sick of the sun so he brought in some fog and shrouded the Earth. The Earth was still very young. All the trees were short. No one in Klamuth tradition knows where humans came from because when Coyote tired of the fog and wished it away there were humans wondering around where previously there had been none.
I have the University of Nebraska Press edition with an introduction by Jay Miller. Miller's introduction was very helpful as he explains that Judson assembled her collection of Native American stories between 1904 and 1911; therefore, her tellings are "symptomatic of European attitudes toward Native Americans" (1). Miller also explains that many of the tribal names used by Judson have now been changed to "accord with what [native:] people call themselves," and Miller defines terms used by ...more