Native American Myths and Legends

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Smithmark, 1994 - 144 pàgines
Native American Myths and Legends explores the beliefs and folklore of the Native Americans. Nine distinct cultural regions are examined, the Southeast, Southwest, Plains, Plateau and Basin, California, the Northwest Coast, the Subarctic, the Arctic, and the Northeast Woodlands and Great Lakes. The text and photos focus on rituals, ceremonies, most respected sites, and spectacular craft artifacts. Some of topics include Origin Myths, the beliefs regarding the creation of the world and of man; All Powerti Spirits, which include Hero Creatures and Monsters that instruct rituals and punish wrongdoers; Revered Animals that serve as messengers, advisors or destroyers, Holy Places and Sacred Sites, the reverence for the land, water and mountains, as well as Legends, Rituals and Ceremonies, The comprehensive and authoritative text is integrated with hundreds or illustrations, including genuine artifacts and color artwork.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - Sundry - LibraryThing

More than a coffee table book, Native American Myths and Legends is a primer for learning about the vast richness of Native American culture in the United States of America. The information is divided ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - michelle.smith - LibraryThing

What an excellent book about the native americans and their stories. What a great book to get in touch with our heitage. Llegeix la ressenya completa

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INTRODUCTION
6
CALIFORNIA
55
BIBLIOGRAPHY
138
Copyright

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