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Native American Myths and Legends

The Mythology of North America from Apache to Inuit

By (author) Chris McNab
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 24th May 2018
Dimensions: w 199mm h 275mm d 27mm
Weight: 1105g
ISBN-10: 1782746285
ISBN-13: 9781782746287
Barcode No: 9781782746287
Native American culture is founded on stories told orally and handed down through the generations, outlining myths that reveal the origin of a tribe, legends that chronicle heroes who fought the gods, stories that tell of malevolent trickster spirits, and canny morality tales for the ages. In Native American Myths & Legends you can read about characters such as Old Man, Rabbit Boy, Blue Jay (the trickster bird), the Double-Faced Ghost, the Splinter-Foot Girl and Mondawmin, the Corn Spirit. You will also discover the meaning of the Potlatch Feast, the legend of the Great Turtle and the myth of the Bear Foster-Son. The book is divided into seven chapters, covering creation myths; people, family and culture; the natural world; ghosts and spirits; gods, demons and heroes; love, morality and death; and warfare. Illustrated with 180 photographs and artworks, Native American Myths & Legends is an exciting and informative exploration of the beliefs and culture of North America's first inhabitants.

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