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By Hartley Burr Alexander

This attention-grabbing and informative compendium of local American lore was once assembled by way of one among twentieth-century America's most suitable ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, supplying a remarkably wide selection of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and construction myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.
The tales commence within the a long way North, between Norsemen and Eskimos, and diversity during the land of the wooded area dwellers, with wide illustration of tribes comparable to the Iroquois and Algonquian. Legends from the Gulf zone and nice Plains surround solar worship and trickster pranks, and from the Indians of the mountain and barren region come stories of Navajo gods and episodes from the ghost global. the gathering concludes one of the natives of the Pacific coast, with tales of mystery societies, totemism and totemic spirits, and the Raven Cycle — the supernatural lore surrounding the black fowl who hung the solar, moon, and stars within the sky, placed the salmon within the rivers and the fish within the sea, and amused itself via fooling individuals with its shape-shifting tricks.

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