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American Indian myths and legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

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American Indian myths and legends
Title
American Indian myths and legends
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
Title variation
American Indian myths & legends
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These 160 tales represent the rich legacy of Native American peoples, from the ancient Iroquois civilization of the northeast, across the war-torn plains of the Cheyenne and Sioux, and up to the rugged northwest lands of the seafaring Aleut and Kwakiutl, drawing on the mythic heritage of over eighty tribal groups
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/08997
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1912-2008
  • 1939-1997
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  • Erdoes, Richard
  • Ortiz, Alfonso
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indian mythology
  • Tales
  • Legends
Target audience
juvenile
Label
American Indian myths and legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes brief description of each Indian nation represented in this book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-525) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Glooscap and the baby (Algonquian)
  • flying head (Iroquois)
  • The
  • first ship (Chinook)
  • Chase of the severed head (Cheyenne)
  • Uncegila's seventh spot (Brule Sioux)
  • Counting coup: war and the warrior code -- Little Mouse counting coup (Brule Sioux)
  • Two bullets and two arrows (Brule Sioux)
  • A
  • Cheyenne blanket (Pawnee)
  • The
  • The
  • warrior maiden (Oneida)
  • The
  • siege of Courthouse Rock (White River Sioux)
  • Chief Roman Nose loses his medicine (White River Sioux)
  • Brave woman counts coup (White River Sioux)
  • Spotted Eagle and Black Crow
  • Where the girl saved her brother (Cheyenne)
  • Tatanka Iyotake's dancing horse (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • sound of flutes: tales of love and lust
  • old woman of the spring (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • legend of the flute (Brule Sioux)
  • Teaching the Mudheads how to copulate (Zuni)
  • The
  • fight for a wife (Aleut)
  • Teeth in the wrong places (Ponca-Otoe)
  • The
  • stolen wife (Tewa)
  • Tolowim Woman and Butterfly Man (Maidu)
  • Apache Chief punishes his wife (Tiwa)
  • Arrow boy (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • husband's promise (Tewa)
  • The
  • man who married the moon (Isleta Pueblo)
  • Why Mole lives underground (Cherokee)
  • A
  • legend of Multnomah Falls (Multnomah)
  • The
  • industrious daughter who would not marry (Cochiti)
  • The
  • The
  • woman who married a merman (Coos)
  • Coyote's strawberry (Crow)
  • The
  • faithful wife and the woman warrior (Tiwa)
  • Coyote and the mallard ducks (Nez Percé)
  • The
  • greedy father (Karok)
  • Kulshan and his two wives (Lumni)
  • Men and women try living apart (Sia)
  • A
  • great medicine dance (Cheyenne)
  • contest for wives (Cochiti)
  • The
  • serpent of the sea (Zuni)
  • Coyote laughs and cries: trickster tales
  • Coyote, Iktome, and the rock (White River Sioux)
  • What's this? My balls for your dinner? (White River Sioux)
  • Coyote and Wasichu (Brule Sioux)
  • How Beaver stole fire from the pines (Nez Percé)
  • The
  • raven (Athapascan)
  • The
  • The
  • bluebird and Coyote (Pima)
  • Adventures of Great Rabbit (Algonquian)
  • Turkey makes the corn and Coyote plants it (White Mountain Apache)
  • Coyote takes water from the frog people (Kalapuya)
  • How the people got arrowheads (Shasta)
  • Iktome and the ignorant girl (Brule Sioux)
  • Coyote fights a lump of pitch (White Mountain Apache)
  • Always-Living-At-The-Coast (Kwakiutl)
  • Glooscap grants three wishes (Algonquian)
  • origin of curing ceremonies (White Mountain Apache)
  • Coyote's rabbit chase (Tewa)
  • Coyote gets rich off the white men (White Mountain Apache)
  • Iktome sleeps with his wife by mistake (Brule Sioux)
  • How to scare a bear (Tewa)
  • Coyote steals Sun's tobacco (White Mountain Apache)
  • Doing a trick with eyeballs (Northern Cheyenne)
  • Iktome has a bad dream (Brule Sioux) -- How Coyote got his cunning (Karok)
  • Coyote and the two frog women (Alsea)
  • Coyote dances with a star (Cheyenne)
  • Four legs, two legs, and no legs: stories of animals and other people
  • Creation of first man and first woman (Navajo)
  • The
  • great race (Cheyenne)
  • Origin of the gnawing beaver (Haida)
  • How the crow came to be black (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • girl who married Rattlesnake (Pomo)
  • Why the owl has big eyes (Iroquois)
  • The
  • owl husband (Passamaquoddy)
  • The
  • How men and women got together (Blood-Piegan)
  • dogs hold an election (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • snake brothers (Brule Sioux)
  • Butterflies (Papago)
  • The
  • revenge of Blue Corn Ear Maiden (Hopi)
  • The
  • meeting of the wild animals (Tsimshian)
  • A
  • fish story (Tewa)
  • Rabbit boy kicked that blood clot around: tales of human creation
  • The
  • The
  • neglectful mother (Cochiti)
  • The
  • bear and his Indian wife (Haida)
  • Wakiash and the first totem pole (Kwakiutl)
  • Something whistling in the night: ghosts and the spirit world
  • Two ghostly lovers (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • man who was afraid of nothing (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • well-baked man (Pima)
  • land of the dead (Serrano)
  • The
  • double-faced ghost (Cheyenne)
  • A
  • journey to the skeleton house (Hopi)
  • The
  • skeleton who fell down piece by piece (Isleta Pueblo)
  • The
  • spirit wife (Zuni)
  • The
  • The
  • trasformed grandmother (Pima-Papago)
  • Big Eater's wife (Pequod)
  • The
  • origin of the Hopi snake dance (Tewa)
  • Blue Jay visits Ghost Town (Chinook)
  • The
  • ghost wife (Brule Sioux)
  • Only the rocks and mountains last forever: visions of the end
  • Woman chooses death (Blackfoot)
  • Coyote and the origin of death (Caddo)
  • white buffalo woman (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • flood (Haida)
  • The
  • seer who would not see (Pima)
  • The
  • elk spirit of Lost Lake (Wasco)
  • The
  • death of Head Chief and Young Mule (Northern Cherokee)
  • The
  • ghost dance at Wounded Knee (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • The
  • gnawing (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • end of the world (White Water Sioux)
  • Montezuma and the great flood (Papago)
  • The
  • buffalo go (Kiowa)
  • The
  • coming of Wasichu (Brule Sioux)
  • Remaking the world (Brule Sioux)
  • orphan boy and the elk dog (Blackfoot)
  • Salt woman is refused food (Cochiti)
  • The
  • sacred weed (Blackfoot)
  • How Grandfather Peyote came to the Indian people (Brule Sioux)
  • Rabbit boy (White River Sioux)
  • The
  • vision quest (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • place of emergence: tales of world creation
  • The
  • good twin and the evil twin (Yuma)
  • The
  • Jicarilla genesis (Apache)
  • When grizzlies walked upright (Modoc)
  • Old Man Coyote makes the world (Crow)
  • Blood clot (Southern Ute)
  • How the Sioux came to be (Brule Sioux)
  • Pushing up the sky (Snohomish)
  • Emerging into the upper world (Acoma)
  • Earth making (Cherokee)
  • The
  • earth dragon (Northern California coast)
  • People brought in a basket (Modoc)
  • Great medicine makes a beautiful country (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • white dawn of the Hopi (Hopi)
  • Corn mother (Penobscot)
  • Creation of the Yakima world (Yakima)
  • Children of the sun (Osage)
  • The
  • voice, the flood and the turtle (Caddo)
  • A
  • tale of Elder Brother (Pima)
  • The
  • eye of the great spirit: tales of the sun, moon, and stars
  • Sun creation (Brule Sioux)
  • Walks-All-Over-The-Sky (Tsimshian)
  • Creation of the animal people (Okanogan)
  • Three-Legged Rabbit fights the sun (Western Rockies)
  • Coyote steals the sun and moon (Zuni)
  • Keeping warmth in a bag (Slavey)
  • The
  • Hopi boy and the sun (Hopi)
  • A
  • gust of wind (Ojibway)
  • Daughter of the sun (Cherokee)
  • Grandmother Spider steals the sun (Cherokee)
  • The
  • Stone boy (Brule Sioux)
  • story of the creation (Diegueños)
  • The
  • foolish girls (Ojibway)
  • Moon rapes his sister Sun (Inuit)
  • Sun teaches Veeho a lesson (Cheyenne)
  • Little Brother snares the sun (Winnebago)
  • The
  • scabby one lights the sky (Toltec)
  • Playing a trick on the moon (Snoqualmie)
  • The
  • The
  • theft of light (Tsimshian)
  • Coyote places the stars (Wasco)
  • Deer Hunter and White Corn Maiden (Tewa) -- Ordeals of the hero: monsters and monster slayers
  • Glooscap fights the water monster (Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet)
  • Little-Man-With-Hair-All-Over (Métis)
  • How mosquitoes came to be (Tlingit)
  • Hiawatha the unifier (Iroquois)
  • The
  • life and death of sweet medicine (Northern Cheyenne)
  • The
  • powerful boy (Seneca)
  • quillwork girl and her seven star brothers (Cheyenne)
  • Rolling head (Wintu)
  • Son of light kills the monster (Hopi)
  • The
  • coming of thunder (Miwok)
  • Wakinyan Tanka, the great thunderbird (Brule Sioux)
  • Coyote kills the giant (Flathead)
  • A
  • legend of Devil's Tower (Sioux)
  • The
Control code
ocm10799274
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 527 pages
Isbn
9780394507965
Lccn
84042669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
398.208997 AM352 ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; [SMS] ; [Y16BP082, #2, 6@21.00, es/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)10799274
Label
American Indian myths and legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes brief description of each Indian nation represented in this book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-525) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Glooscap and the baby (Algonquian)
  • flying head (Iroquois)
  • The
  • first ship (Chinook)
  • Chase of the severed head (Cheyenne)
  • Uncegila's seventh spot (Brule Sioux)
  • Counting coup: war and the warrior code -- Little Mouse counting coup (Brule Sioux)
  • Two bullets and two arrows (Brule Sioux)
  • A
  • Cheyenne blanket (Pawnee)
  • The
  • The
  • warrior maiden (Oneida)
  • The
  • siege of Courthouse Rock (White River Sioux)
  • Chief Roman Nose loses his medicine (White River Sioux)
  • Brave woman counts coup (White River Sioux)
  • Spotted Eagle and Black Crow
  • Where the girl saved her brother (Cheyenne)
  • Tatanka Iyotake's dancing horse (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • sound of flutes: tales of love and lust
  • old woman of the spring (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • legend of the flute (Brule Sioux)
  • Teaching the Mudheads how to copulate (Zuni)
  • The
  • fight for a wife (Aleut)
  • Teeth in the wrong places (Ponca-Otoe)
  • The
  • stolen wife (Tewa)
  • Tolowim Woman and Butterfly Man (Maidu)
  • Apache Chief punishes his wife (Tiwa)
  • Arrow boy (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • husband's promise (Tewa)
  • The
  • man who married the moon (Isleta Pueblo)
  • Why Mole lives underground (Cherokee)
  • A
  • legend of Multnomah Falls (Multnomah)
  • The
  • industrious daughter who would not marry (Cochiti)
  • The
  • The
  • woman who married a merman (Coos)
  • Coyote's strawberry (Crow)
  • The
  • faithful wife and the woman warrior (Tiwa)
  • Coyote and the mallard ducks (Nez Percé)
  • The
  • greedy father (Karok)
  • Kulshan and his two wives (Lumni)
  • Men and women try living apart (Sia)
  • A
  • great medicine dance (Cheyenne)
  • contest for wives (Cochiti)
  • The
  • serpent of the sea (Zuni)
  • Coyote laughs and cries: trickster tales
  • Coyote, Iktome, and the rock (White River Sioux)
  • What's this? My balls for your dinner? (White River Sioux)
  • Coyote and Wasichu (Brule Sioux)
  • How Beaver stole fire from the pines (Nez Percé)
  • The
  • raven (Athapascan)
  • The
  • The
  • bluebird and Coyote (Pima)
  • Adventures of Great Rabbit (Algonquian)
  • Turkey makes the corn and Coyote plants it (White Mountain Apache)
  • Coyote takes water from the frog people (Kalapuya)
  • How the people got arrowheads (Shasta)
  • Iktome and the ignorant girl (Brule Sioux)
  • Coyote fights a lump of pitch (White Mountain Apache)
  • Always-Living-At-The-Coast (Kwakiutl)
  • Glooscap grants three wishes (Algonquian)
  • origin of curing ceremonies (White Mountain Apache)
  • Coyote's rabbit chase (Tewa)
  • Coyote gets rich off the white men (White Mountain Apache)
  • Iktome sleeps with his wife by mistake (Brule Sioux)
  • How to scare a bear (Tewa)
  • Coyote steals Sun's tobacco (White Mountain Apache)
  • Doing a trick with eyeballs (Northern Cheyenne)
  • Iktome has a bad dream (Brule Sioux) -- How Coyote got his cunning (Karok)
  • Coyote and the two frog women (Alsea)
  • Coyote dances with a star (Cheyenne)
  • Four legs, two legs, and no legs: stories of animals and other people
  • Creation of first man and first woman (Navajo)
  • The
  • great race (Cheyenne)
  • Origin of the gnawing beaver (Haida)
  • How the crow came to be black (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • girl who married Rattlesnake (Pomo)
  • Why the owl has big eyes (Iroquois)
  • The
  • owl husband (Passamaquoddy)
  • The
  • How men and women got together (Blood-Piegan)
  • dogs hold an election (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • snake brothers (Brule Sioux)
  • Butterflies (Papago)
  • The
  • revenge of Blue Corn Ear Maiden (Hopi)
  • The
  • meeting of the wild animals (Tsimshian)
  • A
  • fish story (Tewa)
  • Rabbit boy kicked that blood clot around: tales of human creation
  • The
  • The
  • neglectful mother (Cochiti)
  • The
  • bear and his Indian wife (Haida)
  • Wakiash and the first totem pole (Kwakiutl)
  • Something whistling in the night: ghosts and the spirit world
  • Two ghostly lovers (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • man who was afraid of nothing (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • well-baked man (Pima)
  • land of the dead (Serrano)
  • The
  • double-faced ghost (Cheyenne)
  • A
  • journey to the skeleton house (Hopi)
  • The
  • skeleton who fell down piece by piece (Isleta Pueblo)
  • The
  • spirit wife (Zuni)
  • The
  • The
  • trasformed grandmother (Pima-Papago)
  • Big Eater's wife (Pequod)
  • The
  • origin of the Hopi snake dance (Tewa)
  • Blue Jay visits Ghost Town (Chinook)
  • The
  • ghost wife (Brule Sioux)
  • Only the rocks and mountains last forever: visions of the end
  • Woman chooses death (Blackfoot)
  • Coyote and the origin of death (Caddo)
  • white buffalo woman (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • flood (Haida)
  • The
  • seer who would not see (Pima)
  • The
  • elk spirit of Lost Lake (Wasco)
  • The
  • death of Head Chief and Young Mule (Northern Cherokee)
  • The
  • ghost dance at Wounded Knee (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • The
  • gnawing (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • end of the world (White Water Sioux)
  • Montezuma and the great flood (Papago)
  • The
  • buffalo go (Kiowa)
  • The
  • coming of Wasichu (Brule Sioux)
  • Remaking the world (Brule Sioux)
  • orphan boy and the elk dog (Blackfoot)
  • Salt woman is refused food (Cochiti)
  • The
  • sacred weed (Blackfoot)
  • How Grandfather Peyote came to the Indian people (Brule Sioux)
  • Rabbit boy (White River Sioux)
  • The
  • vision quest (Brule Sioux)
  • The
  • place of emergence: tales of world creation
  • The
  • good twin and the evil twin (Yuma)
  • The
  • Jicarilla genesis (Apache)
  • When grizzlies walked upright (Modoc)
  • Old Man Coyote makes the world (Crow)
  • Blood clot (Southern Ute)
  • How the Sioux came to be (Brule Sioux)
  • Pushing up the sky (Snohomish)
  • Emerging into the upper world (Acoma)
  • Earth making (Cherokee)
  • The
  • earth dragon (Northern California coast)
  • People brought in a basket (Modoc)
  • Great medicine makes a beautiful country (Cheyenne)
  • The
  • white dawn of the Hopi (Hopi)
  • Corn mother (Penobscot)
  • Creation of the Yakima world (Yakima)
  • Children of the sun (Osage)
  • The
  • voice, the flood and the turtle (Caddo)
  • A
  • tale of Elder Brother (Pima)
  • The
  • eye of the great spirit: tales of the sun, moon, and stars
  • Sun creation (Brule Sioux)
  • Walks-All-Over-The-Sky (Tsimshian)
  • Creation of the animal people (Okanogan)
  • Three-Legged Rabbit fights the sun (Western Rockies)
  • Coyote steals the sun and moon (Zuni)
  • Keeping warmth in a bag (Slavey)
  • The
  • Hopi boy and the sun (Hopi)
  • A
  • gust of wind (Ojibway)
  • Daughter of the sun (Cherokee)
  • Grandmother Spider steals the sun (Cherokee)
  • The
  • Stone boy (Brule Sioux)
  • story of the creation (Diegueños)
  • The
  • foolish girls (Ojibway)
  • Moon rapes his sister Sun (Inuit)
  • Sun teaches Veeho a lesson (Cheyenne)
  • Little Brother snares the sun (Winnebago)
  • The
  • scabby one lights the sky (Toltec)
  • Playing a trick on the moon (Snoqualmie)
  • The
  • The
  • theft of light (Tsimshian)
  • Coyote places the stars (Wasco)
  • Deer Hunter and White Corn Maiden (Tewa) -- Ordeals of the hero: monsters and monster slayers
  • Glooscap fights the water monster (Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet)
  • Little-Man-With-Hair-All-Over (Métis)
  • How mosquitoes came to be (Tlingit)
  • Hiawatha the unifier (Iroquois)
  • The
  • life and death of sweet medicine (Northern Cheyenne)
  • The
  • powerful boy (Seneca)
  • quillwork girl and her seven star brothers (Cheyenne)
  • Rolling head (Wintu)
  • Son of light kills the monster (Hopi)
  • The
  • coming of thunder (Miwok)
  • Wakinyan Tanka, the great thunderbird (Brule Sioux)
  • Coyote kills the giant (Flathead)
  • A
  • legend of Devil's Tower (Sioux)
  • The
Control code
ocm10799274
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 527 pages
Isbn
9780394507965
Lccn
84042669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
398.208997 AM352 ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; [SMS] ; [Y16BP082, #2, 6@21.00, es/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)10799274

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