The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. This book contains a collection of Native American myths and legends, selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. The text is drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America. The book reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies, and illustrates American Indians' profound engagement with their natural environment. It is edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd