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Favorite North American Indian Legends

Favorite North American Indian Legends Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore Specially chosen from children the stories include an Algonquin tale of

  • Title: Favorite North American Indian Legends
  • Author: Philip Smith
  • ISBN: 9780486278223
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore Specially chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created The Meeting of the Wild Animals, a Tsimshian myth reHere is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore Specially chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created The Meeting of the Wild Animals, a Tsimshian myth recounting how the four seasons came into being and why all animals are afraid of the porcupine The Bear Man, a Cherokee legend about a hunter who lived with her prey and The Man Who Married the Moon, a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife, and the treachery of two evil corn maidens.These and nine other authentic tales offer a wealth of reading entertainment as well as insight into American Indian life and culture Six new full page illustrations by Thea Kliros enhance the text, printed in large, easy to read type.

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    1 thought on “Favorite North American Indian Legends

    1. I am in love with Stories about old cultures, native american, Celtic, whatever. this was actually quite entertaining and full of lessons - expected of a wise culture such as the american indian

    2. Some of these stories seem Westernized and or far from something that would be told orally. Not much history or other insight is given into each culture mentioned or what time period these stories are from (or when exactly they were collected). Overall, a problematic collection of Native American legends that are fine for a casual read, but I wouldn't hold them up as the best renditions.

    3. This volume from Dover Children's Thrift Classics, which I picked up at the Ohio Historical Society Museum in Columbus, OH, last fall, is a new anthology containing the unabridged text of thirteen North American Indian myths and legends selected from standard sources and intended especially for children. It is a sampling of stories handed down through generations of various Native American peoples, including the Tsimshian of the Pacific Northwest, the Passamaquoddy of Maine, the Micmac of New Br [...]

    4. This is my traditional literature book. It is an interesting book of Native American tales. Some are a little weird and children might not get them but others could be a lot of fun for different things such as learning about that culture. (Bullfrog one).

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