Did a doomed party of prospectors discover gold in South Dakota's Black Hills decades before Custer's Black Hills Expedition scouted out the area? Why would anyone want to murder one of Deadwood, South Dakota's most upstanding citizens? Where did Lame Johnny hide his stolen cache of over $7.5 million in gold? From the wily—and some say dangerous—jackalope to the world’s largest mammoth grave, Black Hills Myths and Legends of makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Mount Rushmore State’s most fascinating and compelling stories.

Author ,
Isbn 149304060X
Genre History
Year 2020-04-01
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Explore the fabled myths and epic legends of the vast and vibrant Marvel Universe. Visit the dawn of time to witness the birth of the Celestials and their warring creations, the Eternals and Deviants. Discover the pantheons of Thor, the Asgardians, and their Olympian rivals. Wonder at the arcane origins of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Behold the new and ancient gods of Wakanda and the Black Panthers. Celebrate the rise of Atlantis and its royal protector Namor, the Sub-Mariner. These are the spectacular sagas and mythic tales that define and underpin the Marvel Universe. © 2020 MARVEL

Author James Hill
Isbn 0744040442
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-12-01
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Author Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Isbn 1610695682
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-08-29
Pages 1160
Language English
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Utah may be best known for its mesmerizingly beautiful high deserts, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and as the home base for one of the world’s most popular religious groups, but few may know about the Lost Rhoades mine purportedly full of gold treasure, the unseen residents of Heritage Park, or an unusually large, three-toed primate that steals livestock. Each episode included in this book explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Utah’s history. From Butch Cassidy's clever Castle Gate robbery to reported sightings of UFOs and aliens, Utah Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Author Michael O'reilly
Isbn 1493028391
Genre History
Year 2017-10-01
Pages 196
Language English
File format PDF

Kansas Myths and Legends explores unusual events, unsolved crimes, and legends in Kansas’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Texas history. The more than a dozen stories answer questions such as: Is it possible that a family of four living on the Kansas prairie got away with serial murder for more than three years and escaped to another part of the country to continue their killing spree? Are there still remnants of a late widow’s fortune buried throughout her property? Is the well-marked grave of Buffalo Bill Cody indeed his final resting place, or did some loyal friends surreptitiously remove him from Colorado and fulfill his last wish to be buried near his namesake town? From rumors of the Dalton gang’s buried treasures to the disappearance of an entire town, Kansas Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Author Diana Lambdin Meyer
Isbn 1493028413
Genre History
Year 2017-10-01
Pages 200
Language English
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More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Author Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz
Isbn 080415175X
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-12-04
Pages 544
Language English
File format PDF

Explore the fabled myths and epic legends of the vast and vibrant Marvel Universe. Visit the dawn of time to witness the birth of the Celestials and their warring creations, the Eternals and Deviants. Discover the pantheons of Thor, the Asgardians, and their Olympian rivals. Wonder at the arcane origins of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Behold the new and ancient gods of Wakanda and the Black Panthers. Celebrate the rise of Atlantis and its royal protector Namor, the Sub-Mariner. These are the spectacular sagas and mythic tales that define and underpin the Marvel Universe. © 2020 MARVEL

Author James Hill
Isbn 0744040442
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-12-01
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

INDEX PREFACE THE HUDSON AND ITS HILLS RIP VAN WINKLE CATSKILL GNOMES THE CATSKILL WITCH THE REVENGE OF SHANDAKEN CONDEMNED TO THE NOOSE BIG INDIAN THE BAKER'S DOZEN THE DEVIL'S DANCE-CHAMBER. THE CULPRIT FAY POKEPSIE DUNDERBERG ANTHONY'S NOSE MOODUA CREEK A TRAPPER'S GHASTLY VENGEANCE THE VANDERDECKEN OF TAPPAN ZEE THE GALLOPING HESSIAN STORM SHIP OF THE HUDSON WHY SPUYTEN DUYVIL IS SO NAMED THE RAMAPO SALAMANDER CHIEF CROTON THE RETREAT FROM MAHOPAC NIAGARA THE DEFORMED OF ZOAR HORSEHEADS KAYUTA AND WANETA THE DROP STAR THE PROPHET OF PALMYRA A VILLAIN'S CREMATION THE MONSTER MOSQUITOE THE GREEN PICTURE THE NUNS OF CARTHAGE THE SKULL IN THE WALL THE HAUNTED MILL OLD INDIAN FACE THE DIVISION OF THE SARANACS AN EVENT IN INDIAN PARK THE INDIAN PLUME BIRTH OF THE WATER-LILY ROGERS'S SLIDE THE FALLS AT COHOES FRANCIS WOOLCOTT'S NIGHT-RIDERS POLLY'S LOVER CROSBY, THE PATRIOT SPY THE LOST GRAVE OF PAINE THE RISING OF GOUVERNEUR MORRIS THE ISLE OF MANHATTOES AND NEARBY DOLPH HEYLIGER THE KNELL AT THE WEDDING ROISTERING DIRCK VAN DARA THE PARTY FROM GIBBET ISLAND MISS BRITTON'S POKER THE DEVIL'S STEPPING-STONES THE SPRINGS OF BLOOD AND WATER THE CRUMBLING SILVER THE CORTELYOU ELOPEMENT VAN WEMPEL'S GOOSE THE WEARY WATCHER THE RIVAL FIDDLERS WYANDANK MARK OF THE SPIRIT HAND THE FIRST LIBERAL CHURCH ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE THE PHANTOM DRAGOON DELAWARE WATER GAP THE PHANTOM DRUMMER THE MISSING SOLDIER OF VALLEY FORGE THE LAST SHOT AT GERMANTOWN A BLOW IN THE DARK THE TORY'S CONVERSION LORD PERCY'S DREAM SAVED BY THE BIBLE PARRICIDE OF THE WISSAHICKON THE BLACKSMITH AT BRANDYWINE FATHER AND SON THE ENVY OF MANITOU THE LAST REVEL IN PRINTZ HALL THE TWO RINGS FLAME SCALPS OF THE CHARTIERS THE CONSECRATION OF WASHINGTON TALES OF PURITAN LAND EVANGALINE THE SNORING OF SWUNKSUS THE LEWISTON HERMIT THE DEAD SHIP OF HARPSWELL THE SCHOOLMASTER HAD NOT REACHED ORRINGTON. JACK WELCH'S DEATH LIGHT THE LADY URSULA FATHER MOODY'S BLACK VEIL THE HOME OF THUNDER THE PARTRIDGE WITCH THE MARRIAGE OF MOUNT KATAHDIN THE MOOSE OF MOUNT KINEO THE OWL TREE A CHESTNUT LOG THE WATCHER ON WHITE ISLAND CHOCORUA PASSACONAWAY'S RIDE TO HEAVEN THE BALL GAME BY THE SACO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS THE VISION ON MOUNT ADAMS THE GREAT CARBUNCLE SKINNER'S CAVE YET THEY CALL IT LOVER'S LEAP SALEM AND OTHER WITCHCRAFT THE GLOUCESTER LEAGUERS SATAN AND HIS BURIAL-PLACE PETER RUGG, THE MISSING MAN THE LOSS OF WEETAMOO THE FATAL FORGET-ME-NOT THE OLD MILL AT SOMERVILLE EDWARD RANDOLPH'S PORTRAIT LADY ELEANORE'S MANTLE HOWE'S MASQUERADE OLD ESTHER DUDLEY THE LOSS OF JACOB HURD THE HOBOMAK BERKSHIRE TORIES THE REVENGE OF JOSIAH BREEZE THE MAY-POLE OF MERRYMOUNT THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER THE GRAY CHAMPION THE FOREST SMITHY WAHCONAH FALLS KNOCKING AT THE TOMB THE WHITE DEER OF ONOTA WIZARD'S GLEN BALANCED ROCK SHONKEEK-MOONKEEK THE SALEM ALCHEMIST ELIZA WHARTON SALE OF THE SOUTHWICKS THE COURTSHIP OF MYLES STANDISH MOTHER CREWE AUNT RACHEL'S CURSE NIX'S MATE THE WILD MAN OF CAPE COD NEWBURY'S OLD ELM SAMUEL SEWALL'S PROPHECY THE SHRIEKING WOMAN AGNES SURRIAGE SKIPPER IRESON'S RIDE HEARTBREAK HILL HARRY MAIN: THE TREASURE AND THE CATS THE WESSAGUSCUS HANGING THE UNKNOWN CHAMPION GOODY COLE GENERAL MOULTON AND THE DEVIL THE SKELETON IN ARMOR MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET LOVE AND TREASON THE HEADLESS SKELETON OF SWAMPTOWN THE CROW AND CAT OF HOPKINSHILL THE OLD STONE MILL ORIGIN OF A NAME MICAH ROOD APPLES A DINNER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES THE NEW HAVEN STORM SHIP THE WINDAM FROGS THE LAMB OF SACRIFICE MOODUS NOISES HADDAM ENCHANTMENTS BLOCK ISLAND AND THE PALATINE THE BUCCANEER ROBERT LOCKWOOD'S FATE LOVE AND RUM LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF THE SOUTH THE SWIM AT INDIAN HEAD THE MOANING SISTERS A RIDE FOR A BRIDE SPOOKS OF THE HIAWASSEE LAKE OF THE DISMAL SWAMP THE BARGE OF DEFEAT NATURAL BRIDGE THE SILENCE BROKEN SIREN OF THE FRENCH BROAD THE HUNTER OF CALAWASSEE REVENGE OF THE ACCABEE TOCCOA FALLS TWO LIVES FOR ONE A GHOSTLY AVENGER THE WRAITH RINGER OF ATLANTA THE SWALLOWING EARTHQUAKE LAST STAND OF THE BILOXI THE SACRED FIRE OF NACHEZ PASS CHRISTIAN THE UNDER LAND THE CENRAL STATES AND THE GREAT LAKES AN AVERTED PERIL THE OBSTINACY OF SAINT CLAIR THE HUNDREDTH SKULL THE CRIME OF BLACK SWAMP THE HOUSE ACCURSED MICHEL DE COUCY'S TROUBLES WALLEN'S RIDGE THE SKY WALKER OF HURON THE COFFIN OF SNAKES MACKINACK LAKE SUPERIOR WATER GODS THE WITCH OF PICTURED ROCKS THE ORIGIN OF WHITE-FISH THE SPIRIT OF CLOUDY THE SUN FIRE AT SAULT SAINTE MARIE THE SNAKE GOD OF BELLE ISLE WERE-WOLVES OF DETROIT THE ESCAPE OF FRANCOIS NAVARRE THE OLD LODGER THE NAIN ROUGE TWO REVENGES HIAWATHA THE INDIAN MESSIAH THE VISION OF RESCUE DEVIL'S LAKE THE KEUSCA ELOPEMENT PIPESTONE THE VIRGINS' FEAST FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY FLYING SHADOW AND TRACK MAKER SAVED BY A LIGHTNING-STROKE THE KILLING OF CLOUDY SKY PROVIDENCE HOLE THE SCARE CURE TWELFTH NIGHT AT CAHOKIA THE SPELL OF CREVE CIUR LAKE HOW THE CRIME WAS REVEALED BANSHEE OF THE BAD LANDS STANDING ROCK THE SALT WITCH ALONG THE ROCKY RANGE OVER THE DIVIDE THE PHANTOM TRAIN OF MARSHALL PASS THE RIVER OF LOST SOULS RIDERS OF THE DESERT THE DIVISION OF TWO TRIBES BESIEGED BY STARVATION A YELLOWSTONE TRAGEDY THE BROAD HOUSE THE DEATH WALTZ THE FLOOD AT SANTA FE GODDESS OF SALT THE COMING OF THE NAVAJOS THE ARK ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS THE PALE FACED LIGHTNING THE WEIRD SENTINEL AT SQUAW PEAK SACRIFICE OF THE TOLTECS TA-VWOTS CONQUERS THE SUN THE COMANCHE RIDER HORNED TOAD AND GIANTS THE SPIDER TOWER THE LOST TRAIL A BATTLE IN THE AIR ON THE PACIFIC COAST THE VOYAGER OF WHULGE TAMANOUS OF TACOMA THE DEVIL AND THE DALLES CASCADES OF THE COLUMBIA THE DEATH OF UMATILLA HUNGER VALLEY THE WRATH OF MANITOU THE SPOOK OF MISERY HILL THE QUEEN OF DEATH VALLEY BRIDAL VEIL FALL THE GOVERNOR'S RIGHT EYE THE PRISONER IN AMERICAN SHAFT AS TO BURIED RICHES KIDD'S TREASURE OTHER BURIED WEALTH STORIED WATERS, CLIFFS AND MOUNTAINS MONSTERS AND SEA-SERPENTS STONE-THROWING DEVILS STORIED SPRINGS LOVERS' LEAPS GOD ON THE MOUNTAINS

Author Charles M. Skinner
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-01-08
Pages N.A
Language English
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Arizona Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Arizona’s history, like the story of Pearl Hart or the ghosts that live in the Hotel Vendome. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Arizona history.

Author Sam Lowe
Isbn 1493023055
Genre History
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories more as their original audiences would have. This approach to adapting traditional literature derives from ideas found in reader-response and translation theory and from research in cognitive psychology and sociolinguistics.

Author Terry L. Norton
Isbn 1476618119
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-11-19
Pages 232
Language English
File format PDF

Myths and Mysteries of Missouri dispels any notion that the Show Me State is a boring place harboring little unknown. Thirteen diverse chapters, each a story unto itself, probe dark secrets, unexplained phenomena, legendary individuals and actual events which leave people incredulous to this day. Much in this well-researched book has been largely forgotten, but the author's lively and amusing style will awaken curiosity in lifelong residents and armchair visitors alike

Author Josh Young
Isbn 1493040073
Genre History
Year 2020-05-01
Pages 232
Language English
File format PDF

Marie L. McLaughlin delivers a memorable selection of Native American stories infused with folklore and oral traditions passed on from one generation to the next. This book features vivid stories with larger-than-life characters and unforgettable adventures. Myths and Legends of the Sioux is a collection of vast stories rooted in indigenous culture. The tales are striking and memorable, featuring both human and animal protagonists. In one story, a small rabbit uses its wits to outsmart a large bear. In another tale, a crane saves a family from an unfortunate circumstance. Each legend delivers a powerful message that’s applicable to children and adults. With nearly 40 titles to choose from, it’s a robust display of classic lore. Myths and Legends of the Sioux is filled with notable figures and remarkable creatures. These stories have stood the test of time and continue to reach new and unexpected heights. McLaughlin’s collection is a brilliant observation of Native American culture and identity. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Myths and Legends of the Sioux is both modern and readable.

Author Marie L. McLaughlin
Isbn 1513277871
Genre Social Science
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 120
Language English
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When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life. Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the face.

Author Dan Simmons
Isbn 031607196X
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 528
Language English
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Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book I have endeavored to show a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully present a true look at their beliefs. With this book I hope you understand the Native American people a little better and understand where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories, I offer you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. Among the stories included in this collection are: Origin of the Pleiades, Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, Inuit Story of the Northern Lights, The Legend of the Cherokee Rose, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, The Bear Man, The First Moccasins, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, The Story of the Drum, The Quill-Work Girl and Her Seven Brothers, Two Ghostly Lovers, The Land of the Dead, A Cheyenne Blanket, Why the Leaves have Many Colors in Autumn, The Fatal Swing , The Legend of Standing Rock, The Skin Shifting Old Woman, The Foster Child of the Deer and many, many more.

Author G.W. Mullins
Isbn
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-02-06
Pages 184
Language English
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This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States--from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging anthology is sweeping in its scope, embracing Big Foot and Windigo, Hiawatha and Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and Billy the Kid, and even the Iroquois Flying Head and Elvis. In the book's section on dogmas and icons, for instance, Leeming and Page discuss the American melting pot, the notion of manifest destiny, and the imposing historical and literary figure of Henry Adams. And under Heroes and Heroines, they have assembled everyone from "Honest Abe" Lincoln and George "I Cannot Tell a Lie" Washington to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For every myth or hero rendered here, the editors include an informative yet readable excerpt, often the definitive account of the story in question. Taken as a whole, Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America reveals how waves of immigrants, encountering this strange land for the first time, adapted their religions, beliefs, and folklore to help make sense of a new and astounding place. Covering Johnny Appleseed and Stagolee as well as Paul Bunyan and Moby Dick, this wonderful anthology illuminates our nation's myth-making, enriching our idea of what it means to be American.

Author David Leeming,Jake Page
Isbn 0199840261
Genre Fiction
Year 2000-07-27
Pages 240
Language English
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Everyone knows the name Calamity Jane. Scores of dime novels and movie and TV Westerns have portrayed this original Wild West woman as an adventuresome, gun-toting hellion. Although Calamity Jane has probably been written about more than any other woman of the nineteenth-century American West, fiction and legend have largely obscured the facts of her life. This lively, concise, and exhaustively researched biography traces the real person from the Missouri farm where she was born in 1856 through the development of her notorious persona as a Wild West heroine. Before Calamity Jane became a legend, she was Martha Canary, orphaned when she was only eleven years old. From a young age she traveled fearlessly, worked with men, smoked, chewed tobacco, and drank. By the time she arrived in the boomtown of Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1876, she had become Calamity Jane, and the real Martha Canary had disappeared under a landslide of purple prose. Calamity became a hostess and dancer in Deadwood’s saloons and theaters. She imbibed heavily, and she might have been a prostitute, but she had other qualities, as well, including those of an angel of mercy who ministered to the sick and the down-and-out. Journalists and dime novelists couldn’t get enough of either version, nor, in the following century, could filmmakers. Sorting through the stories, veteran western historian Richard W. Etulain’s account begins with a biography that offers new information on Calamity’s several “husbands” (including one she legally married), her two children, and a woman who claimed to be the daughter of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity, a story Etulain discredits. In the second half of the book, Etulain traces the stories that have shaped Calamity Jane’s reputation. Some Calamity portraits, he says, suggest that she aspired to a quiet life with a husband and family. As the 2004–2006 HBO series Deadwood makes clear, well more than a century after her first appearance as a heroine in the Deadwood Dick dime novels, Calamity Jane lives on—raunchy, unabashed, contradictory, and ambiguous as ever.

Author Richard W. Etulain
Isbn 0806147865
Genre History
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 404
Language English
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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Author Theresa Bane
Isbn 1476623384
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-05-12
Pages 212
Language English
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Lipan Apache are Southern Athabaskan (Apachean) Native Americans whose traditional territory included present-day Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas, prior to the 17th century. Present-day Lipan live mostly throughout the U.S. Southwest, in Texas, New Mexico, and the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona, as well as with the Mescalero tribe on the Mescalero Reservation in New Mexico; some currently live in urban and rural areas throughout North America (Mexico, United States, and Canada). “The myths and tales of this volume are of particular significance, perhaps, because they have reference to a tribe about which there is almost no published ethnographic material. The Lipan Apache were scattered and all but annihilated on the eve of the Southwestern reservation period. The survivors found refuge with other groups, and, except for a brief notice by Gatshet, they have been overlooked or neglected while investigations of numerically larger peoples have proceeded. “It is gratifying, therefore, to be able to present a fairly full collection of Lipan folklore, and to be in a position to report that this collection does much to illuminate the relations of Southern Athabaskan-speaking tribes and the movements of aboriginal populations in the American Southwest. “The myths and tales of this volume were recorded during the summer of 1935.”—Claremont Colleges

Author Morris Edward Opler
Isbn 1789128595
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2018-12-12
Pages 273
Language English
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