By Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
This very good assortment gathers one hundred sixty stories from eighty tribal gathers to provide a wealthy and energetic landscape of the local American mythic historical past. From all around the continent come stories of production and love, of heroes and struggle, of animals, tricksters, and the top of the area. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and grasp storyteller, Indian voices within the top folkloric resources of the 19th century to make this the main entire and real quantity of yank Indian myths on hand anywhere.
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