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The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. * A collection of Native American myths and legends. * Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. * Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America. * Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies. * Illustrates American Indians' profound engagement with their natural environment. * Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405115421
ISBN-10: 1405115424
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karl Kroeber

Karl Kroeber is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. His previous publications include Ishi in Three Centuries (ed. 2003), Artistry in American Indian Myths (1998), and Ecological Literary Criticism (1994). He is Editor Emeritus of Studies in American Indian Literature.

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