Native American Myths & Legends (Paperback)
These fascinating tales of the Native American peoples are filled with outlandish characters, heroic feats and captivating creation myths. Extraordinary, diverse and meaningful, these fables are a cultural landmark in North American literature.Discover how Glooscap defeated sorcerers, how Manabozho escaped the stomach of a king fish and how the Old Man Above climbed through a hole in the sky. Featuring more than 50 legends and illustrated by the striking portrait photography of Edward Curtis, Native American Myths and Legends showcases the imagination, insight and oral traditions of North Americas first inhabitants.
These stories were collected and preserved by various authors including Katharine Berry Judson, Edward Curtis, James Athearn Jones, Emelyn Newcomb Partridge, Clinton Hart Merriam and George Bird Grinnell. Edward Curtis was also a renowned photographer and his images as well as those of other artists such as George Carlin, Karl Bodmer, and Cornelius Krieghoff illustrate these tales and show the men and women behind these stories.