Native American Myths and Beliefs

Native American Myths and Beliefs

Book - 2012
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Readers explore the rich worldview of the Native Americans through myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Filled with colorful photographs and works of art, Native Americans' beliefs are beautifully illustrated, including their reverence for animals and the earth.
Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub., c2012.
ISBN: 9781448859924
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vitebsky, Piers


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