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American Indian Myths and Legends
Dictionary of Native American Mythology
This thoroughly illustrated and carefully researched guide explores the amazing array of mythical beasts, heroic humans, and nurturing spirits that make up the fascinating spectrum of Native American mythology. With over one thousand alphabetically arranged entries, representing over one hundred different Native American cultures, readers can quickly explore the meaning of hundreds of elements of Native lore--from names, phrases, and symbols, to images, motifs, and themes. Accompanying essays take a closer look at other issues related to the origin, development, and perpetuation of Native American mythology, such as the Christian influence on myth, varying mythology between tribes, storytelling, and more. We learn about such mythical creatures as Apotamkin of the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy tribe of the Southeast (a bogey monster with long hair and huge teeth who, through the fear he generates, keeps small children from straying onto thin, newly frozen ice in the winter and unguarded beaches in the summer), ritual healing ceremonials such as the Southwestern Navajo's Uglyway ceremony (a ceremony to remove and protect against the forces of chaos and disorder that give rise to illness), and the Marau ceremony of the Hopi Indians of the Southeast (a complex ceremony concerned with rain, the ripening of corn, and the fertility of women, as well as rites of initiating new members into the society). This compelling volume honors the richness of the beliefs and values of the many peoples of native North America, from northern Mexico to the Artic Circle. In addition, a complete bibliography of primary sources and secondary sources points the way to further research, making this the perfect reference for anyone interested in the mythical history of America's original inhabitants.
Two Old Women : An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living, Native American Wisdom on Ethics and Character
Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder
Encyclopedia of North American Indians : Native American History, Culture, and Life From Paleo-Indians to the Present
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends)
The Mythology of Native North America
Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest
Artistry in Native American Myths
Legends Folklore Mythology Fairy Tales
Anthropology & Folklore Magazines
Unexplained Phenomena & Mysteries
Astral Projection Out of Body Experience
Loch Ness Monster Sea Monsters
Vampires, Werewolves and Monsters
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