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Seneca Indian Myths

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In 1883 a Smithsonian Institution ethnologist traveled to western New York State to record the traditional tales of the Iroquois tribe known as the Seneca. These myths — picturesque, archaic, even grotesque — appear here in their original form, exactly as spoken. Many focus on seasons or weather; others creation myths and animals.
Paperback, 530 pages
Published May 8th 2001 by Dover Publications
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Kirsten Mortensen
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In his essay "Tree and Leaf," JRR Tolkien observes (with great regret) that the Victorians trivialized the whole notion of "Fäirie."

Fairies and elves were turned into mild, safe little characters, "flower-fairies and fluttering sprites with antennae that I so disliked as a child, and which my children in their turn detested." And as a literary category, fairy stories were relegated to the nursery room: "in recent times, fairie-stories have usually been written or 'adapted' for children."

Guillem Torner
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The book of the Indian Seneca Myths was collected by Jeremiah Curtin. He write a lot of books for example: The Mongol's in Rússia, Creation Myths of Primitive America etc. The Indian Seneca Myths is a book that have diferent stories told by diferent aborigonal people and Curtin collected and writed, the tope of the stories is fiction and youth fiction. I think the title fit really good because in three words descrive what we are going to read. Is interesting because is an old bo
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
In the first story(Summer Conquers Winter) the author was anonymous but in the other two (Frost and
Whirlwind and Summer Kills Autumn And Is Herself Killed By Winter) had authors. They were Peter White and John Armstrong. These stories are fictional but it is the way some of the First Nation people explain how things happen the way the did. The audience for these stories I think are for anyone that is interested. The purpose of the stories is explain the things that have happened in history or t
Sep 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
The authors are Peter White, John Armstrong and anonymous and the collector is Jeremiah Curtin.

The three stories are “Summer Conquers Winter”, “A Battle Between Frost and Whirlwind”, and “Summer Kills Autumn and is Himself.” They are split up with the protagonist and antagonist. The protagonist are the stone coats, the ancient of bears, the whirlwind, the frost and cold. The stories all have a theme of war which the summer and winter always fight but the summer always win. These stories are for
Howard Wolowitz
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The collector is Jeremiah Curtin and the style is adventure.
It is fiction and story's told by the Native Abbourigonals. The purpose of the story's are adventure and history.
The titles are "Summer Conquers Winter", "A Battle Between Frost and Whirlwind" and "Summer Kills Autumn and is Herself Killed By Winter" are related to the plot of the story about the two characters fighting and summer ends up conquering winter, whirlwind beating frost and summer kills winter and winter kills autumn.
At the b
Cole Schneider
Sep 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
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The author of this story is Jeremaih Curtin. I believe this story is fiction and is intended for native people because it was told by them for themselves. I think the title is a direct mirror of the story’s theme, because the titles “SUMMER KILLS AUTUMN AND IS HERSELF KILLED BY WINTER” are actions that take place in the story. The title does state the main theme about seasonal change; however, it then focuses on the human characters. After that, I feel that, the au
Tyler Campbell
Sep 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
The authors are Peter White, John Armstrong and anonymous and the collector is Jeremiah Curtin.

I think that the book A Battle Between Frost And Whirlwind is nonfiction because these are stores from a long time ago and i believe that there are parts that are real. I think that the intended audience would be anywhere from the age of 14+. The purpose of this work is to learn more about the past and what is was like to live back then.

The tittle fits in the whole story because the story is a battle
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The book "Seneca Indian Myths" is collected for Jeremiah Curtin. Other books of Jeremiah are The Mongols in Russia, Creation Myths of Primitive America, etc. Jeremiah typical style is about the aborigional people. The Indian Seneca Myths is a fiction and youth fiction type of book, and the purpose of the book is that you can make a reflection and think about it. The title I think that is really adequately because the book is not ony one so they put the title in plural, is interes
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