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Native American Legends An Anthology of Creation Myths and Origin Tales

By G.W. Mullins
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Pages : 292
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Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. The most popular of these myths usually are the ones dealing with Creation and Origins of people, places and things. These myths deal with both how the physical world as we know it came to be and how the many features of specific cultures originated. They cover areas of gods and man and why we were separated, where did the different races come from, and when did evil surface. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand these beliefs is through understanding the Native American stories. In this book there is a wide landscape of different tribes that present a true look at these beliefs. Among the stories included in this anthology are: Creation of the First Indians, Creation of the Red and White Races, In the Beginning, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Origin of Fire, The First Moccasins, The Origin of Game and of Corn, The Origin of Medicine, The Origin of Summer and Winter, Origin of the Animals, Origin of the Buffalo, Origin of the Clans, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, The Origin of the Winds, The Origin of Yosemite, The Origin of Earth, Origin of the Lakota Peace Pipe, How the World Was Made, The First Fire, Origin of the Pleiades And the Pine, and many more.

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Miss Judson has collected these myths and legends from many printed sources. She disclaims originality, but she has rendered a service that will be appreciated by the many who have sought in vain for legends of the Indians. There is an agreeable surprise in store for any lover of folk-lore who will read these books. Contents: Preface The Earth-Maker Creation The Creation Creation Of The Races Story Of The Creation Creation (A Fragment) Creation Of The Mandans The Flood The Great Flood (A Fragment) The Great Flood Origin Of Fire The Thunderers And The Origin Of Fire The Origin Of Fire The Gifts Of The Sky God Mondamin Mondamin The Corn Woman Discovery Of The Wild Rice Origin Of Wild Rice Origin Of Winnebago The Origin Of Tobacco Origin Of Maple Sugar Manabush And The Moose Origin Of Day And Night Origin Of The Bear Origin Of The Word Chicago The Coming Of Manabush The Story Of Manabush Manabozho And West Manabush And The Great Fish The Departure Of Manabush The Return Of Manabush The Request For Immortality Peboan And Seegwan The Grave Fires The Death Trail The Duck And The North West Wind How The Hunter Destroyed Snow The Pipe Of Peace The Thunder's Nest The Pipestone The Pipestone Pau-Puk-Kee-Wis Iagoo, The Boaster Ojeeg, The Summer-Maker Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting Rabbit And The Tar Baby Rabbit And Tar Wolf Rabbit And Panther How Rabbit Stole Otter's Coat Rabbit And Bear Why Deer Never Eat Men How Rabbit Snared The Sun When The Orphan Trapped The Sun The Hare And The Lynx ... and many more ...

Native American Animal Stories

By Joseph Bruchac III
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  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Book Code : 1682752054
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: native-american-animal-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of twenty-four Native American tales included in Native American Animal Stories. The stories, coming from Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida and other cultures, demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions.Parents, teachers and children will delight in lovingly told stories about "our relations, the animals." The stories come to life through magical illustrations by Mohawk artists John Kahionhes Fadden and David Fadden."The stories in this book present some of the basic perspectives that Native North American parents, aunts and uncles use to teach the young. They are phrased in terms that modern youngsters can understand and appreciate ... They enable us to understand that while birds and animals appear to be similar in thought processes to humans, that is simply the way we represent them in our stories. But other creatures do have thought processes, emotions, personal relationships...We must carefully ccord these other creatures the respect that they deserve and the right to live

The Truth About Stories

By Thomas King
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 0887848958
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: the-truth-about-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award "Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples. Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.

Tales of the Earth

By David Leeming
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1789145007
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: tales-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A revealing analysis of key themes in Native American origin myths—and their stark contrast with the exceptionalist values of the United States. Tales of the Earth is a comprehensive yet concise overview of Native American mythologies. After outlining theories of the origins of Native North Americans, David Leeming considers the creation myths of many tribes, emphasizing four commonly occurring figures: the Great Spirit, the trickster, the goddess, and the hero. Leeming suggests that in addition to these figures, Native American mythologies have in common a deep reverence for the earth and for community responsibility as opposed to individualism—tenets that stand in stark contrast to the concepts of exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny that characterize the United States, a nation that was built on ancient tribal land.

This Place

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,Sonny Assu,Brandon Mitchell,Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley,Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley,David A. Robertson,Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair,Jen Storm,Richard Van Camp,Katherena Vermette,Chelsea Vowel
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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Book Code : 1553797825
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: this-place.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Up All Night

By Laura Silverman
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1643751646
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: up-all-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible. It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself. Stay up all night with these thirteen short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours. Full contributor list: Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Laura Silverman, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters, Francesca Zappia

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

By Cynthia L. Smith
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062869965
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: ancestor-approved.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, mysterious strangers, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog). They are the heroes of their own stories. Featuring stories and poems by: Joseph Bruchac Art Coulson Christine Day Eric Gansworth Carole Lindstrom Dawn Quigley Rebecca Roanhorse David A. Robertson Andrea L. Rogers Kim Rogers Cynthia Leitich Smith Monique Gray Smith Traci Sorell, Tim Tingle Erika T. Wurth Brian Young In partnership with We Need Diverse Books

Arapaho Historical Traditions

By Alonzo Moss, Sr.
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  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Book Code : 0887553125
  • Total of Pages : 529
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: arapaho-historical-traditions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Told by Paul Moss (1911-1995), a highly respected storyteller and ceremonial leader, these twelve texts introduce us to an immensely rich literature. As works of an oral tradition, they had until now remained beyond the reach of those who do not speak the Arapaho language. Here, for the first time, these outstanding examples of indigenous North American literature are printed in their original language (in the standard orthography used on the Wind River Reservation) but made accessible to a wider audience through English translation and comprehensive introductions, notes, commentaries and an Arapaho-English glossary.The Arapaho traditions chosen for this anthology tell of hunting, scouting, fighting, horse-stealing, capture and escape, friendly encounters between tribes, diplomacy and war, conflict with the U.S. and battles with its troops. They also include accounts of vision quests and religious rites, the fate of an Arapaho woman captured by Utes, and Arapaho uses of the "Medicine Wheel"in the Bighorn Mountains.

The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth

By Donald Bahr,Juan Smith,William Smith Allison,Julian Hayden
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520914568
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: the-short-swift-time-of-gods-on-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the spring of 1935, at Snaketown, Arizona, two Pima Indians recounted and translated their entire traditional creation narrative. Juan Smith, reputedly the last tribesman with extensive knowledge of the Pima version of this story, spoke and sang while William Smith Allison translated into English and Julian Hayden, an archaeologist, recorded Allison's words verbatim. The resulting document, the "Hohokam Chronicles," is the most complete natively articulated Pima creation narrative ever written and a rare example of a single-narrator myth. Now this extraordinary work, composed of thirty-six separate stories, is presented in its entirety for the first time. Beautifully expressed, the narrative constitutes a kind of scripture for a native church, beginning with the creation of the universe out of the void and ending with the establishment in the sixteenth century of present-day villages. Central to the story is the murder/resurrection of a god-man, Siuuhu, who summoned the Pimas and Papagos (Tohono O'odham) as his army of vengeance and brought about the conquest of his murderers, the ancient Hohokam. Donald Bahr extensively annotates the text and supplements it with other Pima-Papago versions of similar stories. Important as a social and historic document, this book adds immeasurably to the growing body of Native American literature and to our knowledge of the development of Pima-Papago culture.

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

By DK,Stephen Krensky
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0744037433
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-mythical-beasts-and-magical-creatures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9. You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales, this is the only kids' e-guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.

The Blind Man and the Loon

By Craig Mishler
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496210107
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: the-blind-man-and-the-loon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains. As the story has traveled through cultures and ecosystems over many centuries, individual storytellers have added cultural and local ecological details to the tale, creating countless variations. In The Blind Man and the Loon: The Story of a Tale, folklorist Craig Mishler goes back to 1827, tracing the story's emergence across Greenland and North America in manuscripts, books, and in the visual arts and other media such as film, music, and dance theater. Examining and comparing the story's variants and permutations across cultures in detail, Mishler brings the individual storyteller into his analysis of how the tale changed over time, considering how storytellers and the oral tradition function within various societies. Two maps unequivocally demonstrate the routes the story has traveled. The result is a masterful compilation and analysis of Native oral traditions that sheds light on how folktales spread and are adapted by widely diverse cultures.