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The red swan : myths and tales of the American Indians

By: Bierhorst, John, ed
Material type: TextTextNew York, NY Farrar, Straus and Giroux c1976Edition: 1st edDescription: 386p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog. refs.; glossaryContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 374-51393-7/1145Subject(s): Indians of North America--Religion | Mythology--Indian--North America | Indians of North America--LegendsLOC classification: E98.R3R43Abstract: 'Over forty cultures, including the Eskimo, the Iroquois, the Navajo, the Maya, and the Bororo, are here represented by sixty-four carefully selected myths and tales. Yet The Red Swan will be valued not so much for its scope or its quantity as for the superb quality of the stories themselves....A number of the translations, the work of such ethnographers as Franz Boas, James Teit, and George Bird Grinnell, have been left untouched; others have been expertly revised; and some of the selections--all of which deserve to be much better known--appear in English for the first time.'
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'Over forty cultures, including the Eskimo, the Iroquois, the Navajo, the Maya, and the Bororo, are here represented by sixty-four carefully selected myths and tales. Yet The Red Swan will be valued not so much for its scope or its quantity as for the superb quality of the stories themselves....A number of the translations, the work of such ethnographers as Franz Boas, James Teit, and George Bird Grinnell, have been left untouched; others have been expertly revised; and some of the selections--all of which deserve to be much better known--appear in English for the first time.'

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