Legends and Tales of the American West
By (author) Richard Erdoes
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Legends and Tales of the American West by Richard Erdoes
Book DescriptionFrom Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hicock and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and the James boys, here is a wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales and fanciful yarns in which everything and everyone is larger than life. These colourful stories of real men and women. The pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors and lawmen whgo settled the wild west, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo miners quarters, and they created in the process a uniquely American hero and an enduring folk mythology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375702662
(231mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Erdoes
Ohitika Woman, Paperback (January 2008)
This sequel to the bestselling, American Book Award-winning Lakota Woman continues the dramatic story of Mary Brave Bird's life as a Native American in white-dominated society. Brave Bird shares the sorrow of her divorce from American Indian Movement leader Leonard Crow Dog, and her present happiness asa new wife and mother.
Ojibwa Warrier, Paperback (March 2005)
Banks, founder of the American Indian Movement, tells his story for the first time and presents an insider's look the group and its protest events--including the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee--enhanced by dramatic photographs.
American Indian Trickster Tales, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Richard Erdoes
A dazzling collection of American Indian trickster tales and folklore, compiled by an anthropologist and master storyteller, can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers and listeners of any age. Reprint. PW.
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Author Biography - Richard Erdoes
Richard Erdoes is co-editor of "American Indian Myths and Legends" and the author of, among many other books, "Lakota Woman; Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions; "and "Saloons of the Old West."He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico."
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