When Water Monster caused the Great Flood, the thirty-two clans of the First People left their pleasant lands and migrated to the present world through an enormous hollow reed. In this marvellous collection, Franc Newcomb recounts some of the many tales she heard during long winter evenings at Blue Mesa, tales that describe the journey of the Din+© to this world and the efforts of the People to establish themselves here. Every person, animal, and insect who made the difficult descent was expected to bring some tangible magic, skill or knowledge to help to make the new world a place of harmony and beauty. Their stories fill this book.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 203
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm
." . . a pleasantly rewritten treatment of Navajo mythic material prepared by a sympathetic, knowledgeable outsider."
Lovely imagery, gentle precepts, wonderful tales to read aloud.
The Navaho tradition is rich and the tales included in this book are fascinating to read.
. . . a pleasantly rewritten treatment of Navajo mythic material prepared by a sympathetic, knowledgeable outsider.