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American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends) by Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of all of the characters in myths and legends instructed worldwide, it is the wily trickster who offers the genuine spark within the motion, inflicting hassle at any place he is going. This determine exhibits up again and again in local American folklore, the place he is taking many varieties, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This staggering choice of American Indian trickster stories, compiled through an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the ideal spouse to their prior masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales comprises multiple hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from residing storytellers?which are illustrated with energetic and evocative drawings. those exciting stories should be learn aloud and loved by way of readers of any age, and should front folklorists, anthropologists, fans of local American literature, and lovers of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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