By Various Authors
This book is a beautifully presented collection of the fascinating stories told by the indigenous peoples across the continent of North America. The exciting adventures of trickster figures like Glooscap, Raven and Coyote are combined here with classic legends of creation. These ...legends span the width of the continent with tales from the Ojibwa of the Great Lakes region to the Inuits of Alaska. Together, these carefully chosen tales show the sheer diversity of the First Nations of Canada and the United States but for all their differences, certain common themes weave through all the tribes' tales. It makes for an excellent introduction to the myths and legends of North America.Read more
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These stories were collected and preserved by various authors including Katharine Berry Judson, Edward Curtis, James Athearn Jones, Emelyn Newcomb Partridge, Clinton Hart Merriam and George Bird Grinnell. Edward Curtis was also a renowned photographer and his images as well as those of other artists such as George Carlin, Karl Bodmer, and Cornelius Krieghoff illustrate these tales and show the men and women behind these stories.
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