Family of Earth and Sky
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Family of Earth and Sky

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Indigenous Tales of Nature from Around the World

An array of vivid responses to nature from indigenous oral traditions in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 28th 1996 by Beacon Press
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It's interesting to get together a collection of the stories that people in a variety of ecological settings tell about the land they live in and its other species. But this indiscriminate collection does not provide any ecological or historical context for individual stories. Some are oral tales, some are excerpts from literary works. Folklorists know that a story's much more interesting given some knowledge of who told it, when, under what circumstances.

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