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The Myths of the North American Indians

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Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Dover Publications (first published 1913)
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The "Peace Queen," "Ten Brothers," and "The Legend of Poia (Scarface)," are just a few of an amazing collection of myriad myths and lore loosely organized by region. Myths range from [East of the Mississippi] The Muskogean Race (including 4 of the 5 "C's" (Choctaw, Chippewa....) to the Story of Pocahontas to Fettishism, Totemism, Medicine Men & Supernatural Peoples.

Peace is a loftier goal than continual battling or quarreling, especially among family members. The Iroquois and Five Nations to
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My favorites are those from the Lakota, most especially the "Blackfoot Day & Night Myth", which is very close to how it was told in my family.
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After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism. In 1899 he married Helen Bruce. He was an editor at The Scotsman 1899-1906, editor of The Edinburgh Magazine for a year, 1904–05, then an editor at The British Weekly, 1906-09. In this time his interest was sparked in the myth and folklore of Mexico and Central America, resulting in his popularisation of the Mayan Popul ...more
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