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 informed all over the world, it is the wily trickster who offers the genuine spark within the motion, inflicting hassle at any place he is going. This determine indicates up again and again in local American folklore, the place he's taking many kinds, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This surprising number of American Indian trickster stories, compiled through an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the excellent better half to their prior masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales comprises multiple hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from dwelling storytellers?which are illustrated with full of life and evocative drawings. those interesting stories will be learn aloud and loved by means of readers of any age, and may front folklorists, anthropologists, fans of local American literature, and fanatics of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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