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The Mythology of Native North America

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Most North Americans experience mythology by way of translations of classical texts, and surprisingly few of us are familiar with Coyote, Spider Woman, Water Jar boy, Falling Sky Woman, or the epic of the Blessingway - to name just a few of the stories retold in this collection of significant myths of Native North America.

David Leeming and Jake Page, building on the succes
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1998)
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Benjamin Thomas
This book is sort of a text book, in some ways, about Native American Mythology. It certainly relayed many myths from widespread native American tribes and I enjoyed most of them pretty well. But there was also a lot of good explanation about the origins of the myths, how similar they were to many other world religions, and other pertanent facts. The book was a very good introduction for those that know little about this sort of mythology.

The book is written almost like it was a master's thesis-
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