American Indian Myths and Legends: Well-attributed collection of Indian folktales and myths ...
views 2,005,566 updated Native American Mythology The Native American or Indian peoples of North America do not share a single, unified body of mythology.
Native American cultures are rich in myths and legends that explain natural phenomena and the relationship between humans and the spirit world. According to Barre Toelken , feathers, beadwork, dance steps and music, the events in a story, the shape of a dwelling, or items of traditional food can be viewed as icons of cultural meaning.
Stories transmitted by oral tradition encompass many aspects of the culture, natural and supernatural—creation myths, hero tales, cautionary warnings, and family histories, to name a few. This minibibliography brings together the traditional stories, legends, and myths passed on by Native Americans to their descendants.
Aug 30, 2023 · Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world. More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage.
Feb 10, 2023 · Publication Date: 2012-05-14. This volume draws connections between Native American culture and its myths, and explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include earth diver and origin stories, and myths of culture heroes, nature deities, spirits, and tricksters.
Ann Vojtech. Age Level: 6-9. Genre: Fiction, Myths and Legends. When Bear brags and Chipmunk teases, the results are an angry bear and a striped chipmunk. Animated language and colorful illustrations tell a Native American pourquoi story — a tale that explains why — that’s perfect for sharing aloud. Book Details.