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The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, Score Nam Cbc

By: Ralph L. Roys

Description: The Mayan Chilam Balam books are named after Yucatec towns such as Chumayel, Mani, and Tizimin, and are usually collections of disparate texts in which Mayan and Spanish traditions have coalesced. The Yucatec Mayas ascribed these to a legenda

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Popul Vuh

By: Delia Goetz
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Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (Excerpts)

By: J. Eric S. Thompson

Description: J. Eris S. Thompson was one of the leading 20th century Mayan scholars. This is a set of excerpts from Thompson's massive opus on Mayan writing. Mayan dates were the first elements of this writing system which were decoded, so there is extensive discussion of the Mayan calendar in this work. New portions of this book will be added in the near future, but it is not feasible to post the entire book on the web at this point.

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Navaho Myths, Prayers, and Songs, Score Nam Nmps

By: Washington Matthews

Description: The Navajo are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the southwestern United States. They speak the Navajo language, and many are members of the Navajo Nation, an independent government structure which manages the Navajo reservation in the

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Jicarilla Apache Texts, Score Nam Jat

By: Pliny Earle Goddard

Description: The Jicarilla Apache lived in what is now Northern New Mexico and Eastern Colorado. Their name means 'Little Baskets'. Along with the Navaho they were among the southernmost of the Athabascans. They are grouped with the Plains indians, due to

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Two Myths of the Mission Indians of California, Score CA Tmmi

By: A. L. Kroeber

Description: Mission Indians, predominantly from present-day California (although members of the Shoshone also joined), were groups of Native Americans who were brought to live in the Spanish missions in California, and there baptized as Catholics, under

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Death and Funeral Customs Among the Omahas

By: Francis La Flesche

Description: A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. In some cultures the dead are venerated; this is commonly called ancestor worship. The word funeral comes from the Lat...

A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death

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The Dîné Origin Myths of the Navaho Indians

By: Aileen O'Bryan

Description: Ethnological presentation of Navaho mythology, from the Smithsonian Bulletin. Contains rare and no longer in print material essential to the understanding of the history of this tribe

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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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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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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 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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The Peyote Cult, Score Nam Pey

By: Paul Radin

Description: Peyote has never been a drug for thrill seekers. The small, hard cactus is difficult to obtain. It tastes vile, ingestion normally leads to painful vomiting, and the effects are more subtle than other psychedelics. The Native American Peyot

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Old Indian Legends, Score Nam Oil

By: Zitkala-sa

Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the

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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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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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Myths and Legends of the Sioux, Score Nam Sioux

By: Marie L. McLaughlin

Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the

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Mythology of the Mission Indians, Score CA Mmi

By: C. G. Du Bois

Description: This is a collection of papers by Constance Goddard Du Bois on the mythology of the Luiseño and Diegueño Indians of Southern California

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The Culture of the Luiseño Indians, Score CA Coli

By: P. S. Sparkman

Description: This monograph is a posthumous publication; the author died in 1907. Sparkman spent years studying the Luiseño people, who resided in the approximate area of Orange County in California. The text mostly covers material culture, but includes d

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The Iroquois Book of Rites, Score Nam Ibr

By: Horatio Hale

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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