Sources of American Indian Oral Literature

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  1. Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians
    Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2008
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. The Oneida Creation Story
    The Oneida Creation Story is the oldest tradition of the Onyota’aka (People of the Standing Stone) and is one of the greatest pieces of oral literature of Native North America. Ancient elements of Iroquoian cosmology are the... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2000
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. Traditions of the Arapaho
    Anthropologists George A. Dorsey and Alfred L. Kroeber joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians, long split into two bands. Dorsey had done fieldwork with the Southern Arapaho after... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1997
    Paperback | £20.99
  4. Traditions of the Caddo
    Hernando de Soto encountered the Caddos in the sixteenth century, and survivors of Sieur de La Salle’s last voyage in the late seventeenth century gave the first full description of them. By 1903, when George A. Dorsey was investigating... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1997
    Paperback | £9.99
  5. The Pawnee Mythology
    The Pawnee Mythology, originally published in 1906, preserves 148 tales of the Pawnee Indians, who farmed and hunted and lived in earth-covered lodges along the Platte River in Nebraska. The stories, collected from surviving members... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1997
    Paperback | £28.99
  6. Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians
    When trappers and fur traders first encountered the Arikara Indians, they saw a settled and well-organized people who could be firm friends or fearsome enemies. Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras, close relatives of... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1996
    Paperback | £24.99
  7. Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians
    "We are dealing here with a living literature," wrote Morris Edward Opler in his preface to Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians. First published in 1942 by the American Folk-Lore Society, this is another classic study... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1994
    Paperback | £9.99
  8. Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians
    Beginning in 1907, the anthropologist Robert H. Lowie visited the Crow Indians at their reservation in Montana. He listened to tales that for many generations had been told around campfires in winter. Vivid tales of Old-Man-Coyote... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1993
    Paperback | £17.99