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American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes
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Nov 17, 11

bookshelves: native-american-culture, mystical, myth

I'm on a serious Native American kick and this book was the fix I needed. The book is nicely organized into sections by major theme—life, death, birth, love, etc..., with a variety of myths from different tribes, giving a novice reader a good overview of Indian belief systems. Not sure if all the myths are intended for children though. Case in point; a censor might be in order for some of the surprisingly graphic ball-grabbing, frog vulva myths (Coyote and the two Frog Women), however, I have to admire the creativity involved with coming up with these stories.

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