Sky Loom: Native American Myth, Story, and Song - Native Literatures of the Americas and Indigenous World Literatures (Paperback)Brian Swann (editor)
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Sky Loom offers a dazzling introduction to Native American myths, stories, and songs drawn from previous collections by acclaimed translator and poet Brian Swann. With a general introduction by Swann, Sky Loom is a stunning collection that provides a glimpse into the intricacies and beauties of story and myth, placing them in their cultural, historical, and linguistic contexts.
Each of the twenty-six selections is translated and introduced by a well-known expert on Native oral literatures and offers entry into the cultures and traditions of several different tribes and bands, including the Yupiit and the Tlingits of the polar North; the Coast Salish and the Kwakwaka'wakw of the Pacific Northwest; the Navajos, the Pimas, and the Yaquis of the Southwest; the Lakota Sioux and the Plains Crees of the Great Plains; the Ojibwes of the Great Lakes; the Naskapis and the Eastern Crees of the Hudson Bay area in Canada; and the Munsees of the Northeast. Sky Loom takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through literary traditions older than the "discovery" of the New World.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 812 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
"A lovely, readable, and fascinating collection."-G. D. Macdonald, CHOICE -- G. D. Macdonald * CHOICE *
"Because of the great diversity in approach and content, this text as a whole or selected chapters could serve as an excellent resource for folklore and linguistic undergraduate courses and graduate seminars."-Joe Uchihrehuh Stahlman, Journal of Folklore Research -- Joe Uchihrehuh Stahlman * Journal of Folklore Research *
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