A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

by Jon E. Lewis (Editor)




Jon E. Lewis provides new material and commentary alongside Lewis Spence's work from 1914. The chapters cover the history of Native Americans, their language and lifestyle, their culture and religion, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762448029
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jon E. Lewis is a historian whose numerous books include bestsellers like The Mammoth Book of Native Americans. He lives in Herefordshire.

Lewis Spence (1874-1955) was a Scottish folklorist and mythologist. His many works include A Dictionary of Mythology, The Myths of Mexico and Peru, and more.

Table of Contents

Maps vii

1 An Introduction to Native Americans and Mythology 1

2 The Mythologies of the North American Indians 17

3 Algonquian Myths and Legends 75

4 Iroquois Myths and Legends 145

5 Sioux Myths and Legends 191

6 Myths and Legends of the Pawnees 229

7 Myths and Legends of the North and North-western Indians 244

An A-2 of the Chief Gods, Spirits and Mythical Beings of North America 292

Tribes by Region 296

Bibliography 299

Index 302

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