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A Saboba Origin-myth, Score CA Som

By: Geo. W. James

Description: This is a short article on the origin myth of the native Californians of the Tehachapi mountain region, written over a hundred years ago. This area traditionally marks the bounday between northern and southern California. Although this articl

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Tlingit Myths and Texts, Score Nam Tmt

By: John R. Swanton

Description: This is a massive study of the myths and legends of the Tlingit, Native Americans of southern Alaska. These texts include a lengthly cycle of stories about Raven, the trickster figure of the Northwest, the equivalent of the better known Coyot

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Frank Hamilton Cushing on Zuñi Religion

By: Classic Sacred Texts
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The Navajo Indians

By: William M. Edwardy

Description: Fort Wingate, the largest military post in the Southwest, is situated some three miles south of the line of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and not many miles from the Arizona border. Department head-quarters are situated here, and a garrison of nine companies, mostly of the Sixth United States Cavalry, and one company of Indian scouts is constantly maintained. This large force is considered necessary to guard against any possible outbreak of the Navajo I...

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The Mythology of the Diegueños

By: C. G. Du Bois

Description: Constance Goddard Du Bois (1889-1934) was an American novelist and an ethnographer, writing extensively between 1899 and 1908 about the native peoples and cultures of southern California. Her published fiction included several short stories plus six novels. Her most enduring contribution was as a self-taught ethnographer, doing pioneering studies in a period when professional academic anthropology was just becoming established in the United States. Starting ...

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In the Beginning, a Navaho Creation Myth, Score Nam Itb

By: Frank Goldtooth

Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best

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American Indian Fairy Tales, Score Nam Ait

By: Margaret Compton

Description: This is a collection of Native American folklore, retold for children and young adults, over a century ago. The author, probably not a Native American herself, drew on authentic lore from a wide variety of culture regions, but sprinkled in st

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The Shepherd and the Daughter of the Sun, Score Nam Inca

By: Sacred Texts

Description: This section is from the book Serbian Fairy Tales, by Elodie L. Muatovich. Also available from Amazon: Serbian Fairy Tales. Read more: http:/chestofbooks.com/fairy-tale/Serbian/The-Shepherd-And-The-King-s-Daughter-Part-2.html#.U-ipW-OSy8o#

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Eskimo Folk-tales, Score Nam Eft

By: Knud Rasmussen

Description: These stories were collected in various parts of Greenland, taken down from the lips of the Eskimo story-tellers themselves, by Knud Rasmussen, the Danish explorer. The illustrations are done by native Eskimo artists. No man is better qualifi

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The Algonquin Legends of New England

By: Charles G. Leland

Description: Algonquin Legends of New England

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Indians of the Yosemite, Valley and Vicinity, Score CA Ioy

By: Galen Clark

Description: This short little book was written by one of the pioneers of Yosemite National Park, Galen Clark. In 1857 Clark was the first white person to view the Mariposa Grove, a stand of old-growth redwoods which are some of the largest living organis

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The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Centra...

By: Lewis Spence

Description: THE Popol Vuh is the New World's richest mythological mine. No translation of it has as yet appeared in English, and no adequate translation in any European language. It has been neglected to a certain extent because of the unthinking stric

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Coos Texts, Score Nam Coos

By: L. J. Frachtenberg

Description: This is a short collection of texts from the Coos people of Oregon, collected by anthropologists a century ago. This includes origin myths and lore about what lies beyond the sky and death, tales of people who marry anthropomorphic animals, a

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Some Western Shoshoni Myths, Score CA Wsn

By: Julian H. Steward

Description: The Shoshone (also spelled Shoshoni) are Native Americans of the Great Basin region, and south and east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Shoshoneans are distributed widely--from Southern California, Death Valley and Mono Lake, through Uta

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The Lore and the Lure of the Yosemite, Score CA Liy

By: H. E. Wilson

Description: This short book about Yosemite Valley and its original inhabitants was written early in the 20th century. Of particular interest are the photographs, which are all in the public domain; while not as gorgeous as those taken in later years by A

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An Inquiry Into the Animism and Folk-lore of the Guiana Indians, S...

By: Walter E. Roth

Description: When, some seven years ago, I took up the duties of stipendiary magistrate, medical officer, and protector of Indians in this mosquito-cursed district of the Pomeroon, I determined upon devoting all my spare time—and there has been plenty of

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Tsimshian Texts : New Series, Score Nam Tst

By: Franz Boas

Description: This is a collection of texts from the Tsimshian, who lived (and continue to reside) on the northwestern coast of British Columbia. An earlier (1902) collection of Tsimshian Texts by Boas, is also available at sacred-texts. The first three

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Religious Practices of the Diegueño Indians, Score CA Rpdi

By: T. T. Waterman

Description: This is one of the few ethnographic studies of the original religious practices of the Native American residents of San Diego county. Called Diegueño by Europeans after the mission which named the city, they today call themselves Kumeyaay, a

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The Religion of the Indians of California, Score CA Ric

By: A. L. Kroeber

Description: This is A. L. Kroebers' classic article on the religion of Native California. It covers the entire culture region.

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Seneca Indian Myths, Score Nam Sim

By: Jeremiah Curtin

Description: The Seneca are one of the members of the powerful Iroquois tribe, and live in the western part of New York State, along the shores of Lake Ontario to the west of the Finger Lake region. This huge (500 page) book of Seneca myths was collected

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