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Origin Tales Of The Native American Indians

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. The most popular of these myths usually are the ones dealing with Origins of people, places and things. These myths deal with both how the physical world as we know it came to be and how the many features of specific cultures originated. They cover areas of gods and man and why we were separated, where did the different races come from, and when did evil surface. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand these beliefs is through understanding the Native American stories. In this book there is a wide landscape of different tribes that present a true look at these beliefs. Among the stories included in this anthology are: Creation of the First Indians, Creation of the Red and White Races, In the Beginning, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Origin of Fire, The First Moccasins, The Origin of Game and of Corn, The Origin of Medicine, The Origin of Summer and Winter, Origin of the Animals, Origin of the Buffalo, Origin of the Clans, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, The Origin of the Winds, The Origin of Yosemite, The Origin of Earth, Origin of the Lakota Peace Pipe, How the World Was Made, The First Fire, Origin of the Pleiades And the Pine, and many more.

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Bear Tales Of The Native American Indians

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 907
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The stories in Bear Tales have been handed down from generation to generation. And in such tradition, they are now handed down to you, to share with the next generation. Share in the heritage of the Native American Indian heritage and relive a part of history. Included in this anthology, are a group of collected works from the well-known, to the often-forgotten tribes. The tales included within this book feature one of the most familiar animals in Native American folklore, the Bear. Often portrayed as powerful and fierce, the Bear was the strong figure in stories, as you will read in the folklore within this collection. Among the stories included are: The Woman and her Bear, Bear-Woman and Deer-Woman, The Maiden Who Became a Bear, Bear's Lodge, The Destruction of the Bear, They That Chase After the Bear, The Hunting of the Great Bear, The Medicine Grizzly Bear, The Badger and the Bear, The White Faced Bear, How the Bear Lost His Tail, The Bear and the Rabbit Hunt Buffalo, The Legend of the Bear Family, Mooin, the Bear's Child, The Bear Man, Turtle's Race with Bear, The Mother Bear's Song, Chipmunk and Bear, Bear Spirits, Adventures of Coyote, Bear Did Not Always Hibernate, The Rabbit Dines the Bear and many more.

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By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 638
  • File Pdf: red-road-legends-of-the-native-american-indians.pdf

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Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. Native Americans used their stories to teach the children the traditions of their grandfathers. It was in this way that local customs were passed down and lessons were taught about how to live off the land and track animals. It was with stories they learned to grow crops and thrive in their natural environment. When foreign men entered and settled upon Indian sacred lands, the Native Americans were often forcibly removed. They were sent to areas unfamiliar. If it were not for their customs, language and tradition passed down through stories, they would have lost connection with who they were. These songs and myths were their way of keeping their legacy alive. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book, you will be shown a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully present a true look at their beliefs, and understand the Native American people a little better. The mythology of North America is a cultural treasure house, but many of these myths and legends are hidden away in various old and rare books. It would be difficult for the average person to track down and collect this material because the rarity of some of these books makes them hard to find. So, this vast body of wisdom lies out of reach of most people… until now.

More Star People, Sky Gods And Other Paranormal Tales Of The Native American Indians

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 166
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In Native American history, there are many legends about UFOs, gods, the paranormal and aliens. There has always been a connection between Native Americans and beings from other parts of the universe, referred to as Star People. Perhaps due to familiarity with celestial fixtures, it has been easier for Native Americans to relate events they have experienced on earth with things such as the formation of the Pleiades. It is not hard to believe they would identify an event with a star, being the nature and history of tribes was to exist outdoors. The night sky would be paid much more attention by one who did not live indoors. Through the many legends and tribes you can find instances where natives are either rescued or helped by gods or Star Beings. The Pleiades is the basis of the creation of the Hopi Indians. The Dakota also speak of 'the abode of the ancestors' or Tiyami as a place of their origin. Other native oral histories, or legends, speak of an origin, in the stars generally, or other constellations. The Cree did not originate from human beings but from people from the constellations who later became humans. While others like the Lakota tell stories of beings from the skies. Regardless of the tribe or the whether the interaction is through a god or star people, there is proof that the ancient people of North America believed they have been visited by unexplainable beings from the heavens and beyond. The stories in the collection tell of many different tribes and their experiences and the outcome of walking with these beings. From experiences with aliens, to the dead rising in spirit form, this book will cover a wide range of stories of the paranormal.

Sioux Legends Of The Lakota, Dakota, And Nakota Indians

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 509
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Native American Mythology began long before the European settlers arrived on North American soil. Contrary to popular beliefs, there is more to Native American Folklore than stories of buffalo hunts, teepee living and animal stories. Hundreds of tribes throughout North American created a huge mythological system that has rivaled that of the Greeks. The Sioux Indians are no exception, they have offered many enjoyable and educational legends of their people, and beliefs. Included in this anthology are a group of collected works from the Sioux, a confederacy of several tribes that speak three different dialects, the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota. The Sioux, a proud people with a rich heritage, have recorded a huge amount of their history through storytelling. They were the masters of the North American plains and prairies. In these stories you will relive their history and the lives of one of North America’s First People. The stories in this book have been handed down from generation to generation. And in such tradition, they are now handed down to you to share with the next generation. Included in this collection are the stories: The Story of the Lost Wife, The Simpleton's Wisdom, How the Fawn Got its Spots, The Man Who Was Afraid of Nothing, Two Ghostly Lovers, How the Rabbit Lost His Tail, A Bashful Courtship, The Bound Children, The Legend of Standing Rock, The Boy and the Turtles, Unktomi and the Arrowheads, The Pet Donkey, The Faithful Lovers, The Story of the Peace Pipe, The Rabbit and the Grouse Girls, The Raccoon and the Crawfish, The Legend of the White Horse Plain, Myth of the White Buffalo Woman, The Stone Boy, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, The Resuscitation of the only Daughter, The Origin of the Prairie Rose, A Little Brave and the Medicine Woman, How the Crow came to be Black, Wakinyan Tanka, The Great Thunderbird, Uncegila's Seventh Spot, The Gift of Corn, The Warlike Seven, Iktomi and many others.

Walking With Spirits Native American Myths, Legends, And Folklore

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 776
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Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past.  Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book you will understand the Native American people a little better and see where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories offered you will get a glimpse into an often forgotten past. These stories are given to you, to carry forward for younger generations to explore and learn. Included in Volume One are the stories: Origin of the Pleiades, The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire, White Bead Woman, The Origin of Corn, The Hunter and Selu, Myth of the White Buffalo Woman, The Origin of Eternal Death, How Coyote Stole Fire, The Lame Warrior, The Story of Hungry Wolf, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, The Legend of the Cherokee Rose, Contents of the Medicine Bag, Raven's Medicine, The First Fire, Origin Of Disease And Medicine, The Daughter Of The Sun, The Journey To The Sunrise, Why The Mole Lives Underground, The Terrapin's Escape From The Wolves, Origin Of The Groundhog Dance, The Haunted Whirlpool, The Man In The Stump, The Mother Bear's Song and many, many more. You are invited to go Walking With Spirits.

Vengeance

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 449
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“Mystery, Murder, Paranormal Events, and a story that leaves you guessing as the bodies stack up.” – Matthew Trent OutLoud Magazine An excerpt from Vengeance A light fog floated like a white blanket above the ground as the shovel ripped apart the green grass that was to become a grave. Darkness clung to him, like a shroud as the shadowy hooded figure dug quickly to avoid the light of morning. With every scrape of the shovel the hole grew deeper and the figure looked more distraught. A storm of sinister emotion rolled across the stranger's face. Killing someone was the easy part, getting rid of the body was a bit harder. As the hole became large enough for a body, the figure turned and headed to the house. He moved swiftly through the fog to where on the back porch, wrapped in a sheet, lay the body of a girl. As the figure bent over to pick her up, the sheet unraveled and an arm emerged from within. The silver moon shone down on the scene of horror. A golden bracelet slid down her wrist and reflected the moon’s light. As the figure looked down in anger, the bracelet was just a painful reminder of betrayal. Wrapping the sheet back around the cold mass, the figure carried the life-less body to the hole and placed her deep inside. As mounds of dirt covered the sheet, the guilt raged deep inside. Death’s cold grip had come more than once that day. The police knew about the first one, they could not be allowed to find a second body. The fog burned off the land as the first light of day found the hooded figure planting a new garden where the torn earth had become a grave. As the figure looked around the beautiful garden, a feeling came on, one that said it was over. If no one could find the body then no one could call it murder. As the figure walked around the house to put the tools in the back of the truck, a face of a young blond girl appeared in the window. She watched intently as the figure moved about his business. She pushed against the glass in attempt to free herself from house that had become her tomb. As the tail gate closed on the bed of the truck, the figure looked back at the house. The girl beat her fists as hard as she could on the window. She screamed as loud as she could, but no sound was heard. There was only a light chirping of morning birds and the crunch of footsteps walking away. Tears ran down her face as she pressed her face against the glass and rested her arm on the window seal. The bracelet she was wearing slid down her arm and as it hit her wrist reflected the bright light of the morning sun. For a moment the reflection caught the attention of the figure. And then the truck pulled off down the long gravel driveway. The girl fell to the floor and beat her fists against the wall, but no one could hear her.

Dark Awakening

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 381
  • File Pdf: dark-awakening.pdf

Book Summary:

In order to save his uncle, Malachi is forced to summon Santa Muerte, the deity of death. He offers a year of his life in exchange for her help. With his soul on the line, he must do her bidding, to regain his freedom. He quickly learns a battle is about to begin. The dead begin to rise, as Angels and Demons prepare to wage war for control of humanity. Empowered as a Dark-Lighter, Malachi must choose a side as Armageddon begins to take place, and the last battle between good and evil begins. “Dark Awakening” is the first of three books from Author G.W. Mullins’ “Rise Of The Dark Lighter.” This new series is a continuation of his “From The Dead Of Night” books, featuring the Best-Selling titles “Daniel Is Waiting” and “Daniel Returns.”

Daniel's Fate A Ghost Story Ends

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 223
  • File Pdf: daniel-s-fate-a-ghost-story-ends.pdf

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Daniel walked in the land of the Dead. Now the Dead want him back. As the dark ones came for Daniel, he was forced to take refuge in the light, the last place he wanted to be. There, he was to decide his own fate. Staying in the light and ascending meant Jen would be left defenseless. If he chose being human again, the dark ones would have the power to take over the world. As Daniel made his decision, the dead began to rise. The dark ones were coming forward to block the light and create hell on earth. Death is only the beginning...

The Legend Of White Bear

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 818
  • File Pdf: the-legend-of-white-bear.pdf

Book Summary:

Native American tribes had many stories of the bear. Many believed in the shapeshifters, where tribesmen could become animals. One of these stories is of a Cherokee girl named Nita. Her tribe faced the bear every full moon. When the bear came, many would die. To protect his daughter, the chief sent her away to live in a rip in time and space, called the void. He told her it was for her protection, but he never told her of the bear history. One member of his tribe, was burdened with carrying the bear trait. For a lifetime, they would be cursed with being both human and bear until their death. Then a new child would be born to carry the trait. While in the void, Nita discovers the history of the white bear, and her people's inheritance.

Timeless

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: timeless.pdf

Book Summary:

Stephanie Logan, is a woman caught between two worlds, two times, and two men. Stephanie, decided she wanted to get away from it all. Tired of her life in New York City, she heads to Arizona for a vacation. On a ranch there, she meets an irresistible stable hand. As a romance develops, she discovers a ring left behind by a woman from the past, who looked just like her. When she puts it on her finger, she is ripped back through time. Trapped in the past, Stephanie must figure out the mystery of what happened to her lookalike or fall victim to the man who murdered her. Timeless is a wicked story of ghosts, time travel and erotica. The story leaves you guessing until the end, and waiting to see if Stephanie can survive long enough to make it home again.

The Best Native American Myths, Legends And Folklore

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 740
  • File Pdf: the-best-native-american-myths-legends-and-folklore.pdf

Book Summary:

Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book I have endeavored to show a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully present a true look at their beliefs. With this book I hope you understand the Native American people a little better and understand where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories, I offer you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. Among the stories included in this collection are: Origin of the Pleiades, Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, Inuit Story of the Northern Lights, The Legend of the Cherokee Rose, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, The Bear Man, The First Moccasins, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, The Story of the Drum, The Quill-Work Girl and Her Seven Brothers, Two Ghostly Lovers, The Land of the Dead, A Cheyenne Blanket, Why the Leaves have Many Colors in Autumn, The Fatal Swing , The Legend of Standing Rock, The Skin Shifting Old Woman, The Foster Child of the Deer and many, many more.

Daniel Is Waiting Extended Edition

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 326
  • File Pdf: daniel-is-waiting-extended-edition.pdf

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Daniel walked in the land of the dead. Now the dead want him back. Daniel Stratton died a tragic death. He should have crossed over into the light, but fate had other plans. When he awoke in the cemetery, he realized ... death is only the beginning.

The Best Native American Stories for Children

By G.W. Mullins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 153
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 393
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Book Summary:

"The Best Native American Stories For Children" features stories which have been selected for young readers, while presenting children with a chance to explore Native American history.  Contained within 186 pages in 6x9 format, Mullins brings history to life along with original art by award winning artist C.L. Hause. Most Native American tribes did not write down or record their history, so we have to find out about their past in other ways.  They used games, myths, dance, and impersonation to teach the children of their history and ways of life. Their storytelling was filled with family, heritage and stories of the earth. It is through storytelling, that the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today.  It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. Included in this collection are:  The Woman and Her Bear, The First Moccisons, At The Rainbow's End, The Gift of Corn, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, How the Deer got His Horns, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Dream Walk, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, How the Milky Way Came To Be, Turtle Goes to War, How the Bear Lost His Tail, The Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine, The Story of the Drum, Ghost of the White Deer, The Boy and the Turtles, The Story of the Buffalo-painted Lodges, The Story of the First Pine Trees, Contents of the Medicine Bag, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, How the Redbird got his Color, The Story of the Camp of the Ghosts, The Story of the Little Burnt Face Girl, Dance of the Dead, The Bear Man, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Tipi Etiquette, and many more.

Daniel Awakens A Ghost Story Begins Extended Edition

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 131
  • File Pdf: daniel-awakens-a-ghost-story-begins-extended-edition.pdf

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Daniel Stratton died a tragic death. He should have crossed over into the light, but fate had other plans. When he awoke in the cemetery, he quickly came to learn death is only the beginning. Thrust into a world of the undead, he had no time to learn of the afterlife or the battle of good and evil. The dark ones were coming, whether he was ready or not. He would soon learn of the dark-lighters and a force of evil named Malachi.

A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

By Lewis Spence
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1780337884
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 698
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In this brilliant reworking of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis puts the work in context with an extensive new introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book on the history of Native Americans, their language and lifestyle, culture and religion/mythology. He includes examples of myths from tribes omitted by Spence, a guide to tribes and their myths by region, a basic Lakota (Sioux) glossary, guides to key pronunciations and a bibliography.

The Cherokee Origin Narrative

By Donald N. Yates
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Panther`s Lodge Publishers
  • Isbn : 197444161X
  • Pages : 36
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 143
  • File Pdf: the-cherokee-origin-narrative.pdf

Book Summary:

In the world of Native Americans, oral communication takes the place of the written word in preserving their most valued “texts.” By a miracle of transmission, here is the earliest and most authenticated version of the story of the Cherokee people, from their origins in a land across the great waters to the coming of the white man. In olden times, it was recited at every Great Moon or Cherokee New Year festival so it could be learned by young people and the tribal lore perpetuated. It was set down in English in an Indian Territory newspaper by Cornsilk (the pen-name of William Eubanks) from the Cherokee language recitation of George Sahkiyah (Soggy) Sanders, a fellow Keetoowah Society priest, in 1896. We do not have anything anterior or more authoritative than Eubanks and Sanders’ “Red Man’s Origin," presented here as The Cherokee Origin Narrative. Mystic and plain-spoken at the same time, it tells how the clans became seven in number, reorganized their religion in America and struggled to maintain their “half-sphere temple of light.” You will hear in Cornsilk’s original words about the true name of the Cherokee people, the deathless Uktena serpent, divining crystals of the Urim and Thummin, “terrible Sa-ho-ni clan” and other Cherokee storytelling subjects. The brief narrative is edited with an introduction, notes and line drawings by Donald N. Yates, author of Old World Roots of the Cherokee and other titles in Cherokee history. If you own one book about the Cherokee Indians it should be this one.

Myths of the Cherokee

By James Mooney
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486131327
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: myths-of-the-cherokee.pdf

Book Summary:

126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.

Red Man's Origin

By Donald N. Panther-Yates,William Eubanks,George Sahkiyah Sanders
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Panther's Lodge Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: red-man-s-origin.pdf

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In the world of Native Americans, oral communication takes the place of the written word in preserving their most valued "texts." By a miracle of transmission, here is the earliest and most complete version of the story of the Cherokee people, from their origins in a land across the great waters to the coming of the white man. In olden times, it was recited at every Great Moon or Cherokee New Year festival so it could be learned by young people and the tribal lore perpetuated. It was set down in English in an Indian Territory newspaper by Cornsilk (the pen-name of William Eubanks) from the Cherokee language recitation of George Sahkiyah (Soggy) Sanders, a fellow Keetoowah Society priest, in 1892. We do not have anything anterior or more authentic than Eubanks and Sanders' "Red Man's Origin. Mystic and plain-spoken at the same time, "Red Man's Origin" tells how the clans became seven in number, reorganized their religion in America and struggled to maintain their "half-sphere temple of light." You will hear in Cornsilk's original words about the true name of the Cherokee people, the totem Uktena serpent, divining crystals of the Urim and Thummin, "terrible Sa-ho-ni clan" and other Cherokee storytelling subjects. The brief narrative is here reprinted with an introduction, notes and line drawings from Native American history by Cherokee author Donald Panther-Yates. If you own one book about the Cherokee Indians it should be this one.

MAIDU FOLKLORE AND LEGENDS - 18 legends of the Maidu people

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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 8835858720
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 110
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The Maidu live in the central Sierra Nevada of California, to the north of Yosemite. They were not particularly numerous to begin with and were decimated by the incursion of Europeans. These 18 folklore stories, myths and legends were collected by linguist, Roland B. Dixon at the beginning of the 20th century. In these texts Coyote is the central character. He is first seen in the company of Earth-Maker, giving him advice about how to build the world. The 18 stories in this volume are: Creation Myth. Part I, Creation Myth. Part II, Coyote's Adventures, Coyote And Muskrat, Coyote, The Mountain-Tossing People, And The Wind-Man, Thunder-Boy And Lizard-Man, Thunder-Boy And Lizard-Man (Variant), Thunder And Mosquito, And The Theft Of Fire, Sun-Man And Frog-Woman, The Girls Who Married The Stars, Rolling Skull, Night-Hawk-Man, The Serpent-Lover, Bat-Man, The Frightener, Fisher-Man, Mountain-Lion And His Children, Mouse-Man. Of particular interest in Native American folklore is their Creation Myths. The volcano, Mount Lassen (also known as Lassen Peak), erupted often enough in prehistoric times to form the mountain, so it is little wonder the Indians in the northeast corner of California believed the world began there at the desire of a Great Man back when the earth resembled a molten mass. When it cooled, they believed that the deity made a woman to live with him, and from those two came all humans, including the Maidu. A second belief existed among some Maidu as to their origin. This legend starts with the belief that the tribe once inhabited the Sacramento Valley. One day an immense body of water overcame everyone, and everything in the valley was swept away. This ocean covered the entire valley and allowed only two persons to escape. The Great Man blessed this pair and they produced offspring from which the present people came. While both myths have parallels with the biblical stories of creation, whatever the truth, Maidu folklore are an important part of Native American culture. So join with us and journey back to a time when these stories were told around campfires, to the delight of young and old alike. 10% of the net sale will be donated to charities. ------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: Maidu, Folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, fables, central, Sierra Nevada, California, Yosemite, Creation Myth, Part I, Part II, Coyote, Action, Adventure, Muskrat, Mountain-Tossing People, Wind Man, Thunder Boy, Lizard Man, Thunder, Mosquito, Theft Of Fire, Sun-Man, Frog Woman, Girls, Marry, Stars, Rolling Skull, Night Hawk Man, Serpent Lover, Bat Man, Frightener, Fisher Man, Mountain Lion, Children, Mouse Man, campfire stories, mount lassen, lassen peak, Sacramento Valley, Great Man, Roland B. Dixon, earth maker, Native American, American Indian, culture, North America, USA, American Indian children, native American children, native American tribe, American Indian tribe, native American stories, American Indian stories,

American Indian Myths and Legends

By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz
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  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 080415175X
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 249
  • File Pdf: american-indian-myths-and-legends.pdf

Book Summary:

More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Indian Tribes of Oklahoma

By Blue Clark
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806184639
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 930
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Book Summary:

Oklahoma is home to nearly forty American Indian tribes, and includes the largest Native population of any state. As a result, many Americans think of the state as “Indian Country.” For more than half a century readers have turned to Muriel H. Wright’s A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma as the authoritative source for information on the state’s Native peoples. Now Blue Clark, an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has rendered a completely new guide that reflects the drastic transformation of Indian Country in recent years. As a synthesis of current knowledge, this book places the state’s Indians in their contemporary context as no other book has done. Solidly grounded in scholarship and Native oral tradition, it provides general readers the unique story of each tribe, from the Alabama-Quassartes to the Yuchis. Each entry contains a complete statistical and narrative summary of the tribe, encompassing everything from origin tales and archaeological research to contemporary ceremonies and tribal businesses. The entries also include tribal websites and suggested readings, along with photographs depicting prominent tribal personages, visitor sites, and accomplishments.

Cherokee A Collection of American Indian Legends, Stories and Fables

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 714
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Cherokee people like all other Native American Indian tribes possess a huge oral history. Before the time of written words, the history, customs and skills of a tribe were passed down through word-of-mouth and storytelling. Today, it is still an important part of Cherokee life. Elder tribe members use stories to teach morals and culture to children and others while keeping a rich history alive. Storytelling also allows people to get to know one another. The stories of the Cherokee people make us unique, but stories will be known only as long as they are told. When someone ceases to tell a story, part of our cultural knowledge is gone. Under old traditional law, these tales or stories were only told to fellow Cherokee or other Indian People. Many of these stories contained within this book were recorded by James Mooney who lived with the Cherokee in the 1800's. These include animal stories, creation myths, legends, and ghost stories, as well as, historical events such as the Trail of Tears. These stories have been passed from generation to generation and as with tradition, and have been left as much intact as possible. I learned many of these stories from my grandfather as a child, just as other Cherokee children did. As with tradition, these stories are now shared with you, to go forward and share with a future generation. In this collection, you will find such stories as Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine, What Became Of the Rabbit, The Rabbit Dines the Bear, The Rabbit Escapes from the Wolves, The Rattlesnake's Vengeance, The Red Man and the Uktena, The Eagle's Revenge, Agan-uni'tsi's Search for the Uktena, The Hunter and Selu, The Snake Boy, The First Fire, The Lost Cherokee and many, many more.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

By Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610695682
  • Pages : 1160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: american-myths-legends-and-tall-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Myths of the Rune Stone

By David M. Krueger
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Isbn : 1452945438
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 151
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Book Summary:

What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community’s and a state’s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock with writing carved into its surface in a field near Kensington, Minnesota. The writing told a North American origin story, predating Christopher Columbus’s exploration, in which Viking missionaries reached what is now Minnesota in 1362 only to be massacred by Indians. The tale’s credibility was quickly challenged and ultimately undermined by experts, but the myth took hold. Faith in the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone was a crucial part of the local Nordic identity. Accepted and proclaimed as truth, the story of the Rune Stone recast Native Americans as villains. The community used the account as the basis for civic celebrations for years, and advocates for the stone continue to promote its validity despite the overwhelming evidence that it was a hoax. Krueger puts this stubborn conviction in context and shows how confidence in the legitimacy of the stone has deep implications for a wide variety of Minnesotans who embraced it, including Scandinavian immigrants, Catholics, small-town boosters, and those who desired to commemorate the white settlers who died in the Dakota War of 1862. Krueger demonstrates how the resilient belief in the Rune Stone is a form of civil religion, with aspects that defy logic but illustrate how communities characterize themselves. He reveals something unique about America’s preoccupation with divine right and its troubled way of coming to terms with the history of the continent’s first residents. By considering who is included, who is left out, and how heroes and villains are created in the stories we tell about the past, Myths of the Rune Stone offers an enlightening perspective on not just Minnesota but the United States as well.

The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo

By Edward Proctor Hunt
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698179579
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 222
  • File Pdf: the-origin-myth-of-acoma-pueblo.pdf

Book Summary:

A masterpiece of Pueblo Indian mythology, now in a restored edition Edward Proctor Hunt, a Pueblo Indian man, was born in 1861 in the mesa-top village of Acoma, New Mexico, and initiated into several secret societies, only to later break with his people’s social and reli­gious codes. In 1928, he recited his version of the origin myth of the Acoma Indians to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Hailed by many as the most accessible of all epic narratives recounting a classic Pueblo Indian story of creation, migration, and ulti­mate residence, the myth offers a unique window into Pueblo Indian cosmology and ancient history, revealing how a premodern society answered key existential questions and formed its customs. In this new edition, Peter Nabokov renders this important document into a clear sequence, adds excerpted material from the original storytelling sessions, and explores the creation and roles of such myths in Pueblo Indian cultures. The remarkable life of Edward Hunt is the subject of Peter Nabokov’s companion volume, How the World Moves, which follows Hunt and his sons on their passage from tradition to modernity as they strike out as native entrepreneurs and travelling interpreters of American Indian lore.

The Native American in American Literature: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography

By Roger Rock
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313042624
  • Pages : 211
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 493
  • File Pdf: the-native-american-in-american-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This bibliography is a starting point for those interested in researching the American Indian in literature or American Indian literature. Designed to augment other major bibliographies, it classifies all relevant bibliographies and critical works and supplies listings not cited by them. The author's general introduction provides bibliographical background for those beginning research in the field. Cited works are listed alphabetically by the author's or editor's last name in each of three categories: bibliographies; works about the Indian in literature; and Indian literature. Each citation is numbered and the cross-referenced subject and author indexes refer to each work by number, thereby facilitating speedy reference.

How the World Moves

By Peter Nabokov
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 069817626X
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 209
  • File Pdf: how-the-world-moves.pdf

Book Summary:

A compelling portrait of cultural transition and assimilation via the saga of one Acoma Pueblo Indian family Born in 1861 in New Mexico’s Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt lived a tribal life almost unchanged for centuries. But after attending government schools he broke with his people’s ancient codes to become a shopkeeper and controversial broker between Indian and white worlds. As a Wild West Show Indian he travelled in Europe with his family, and saw his sons become silversmiths, painters, and consultants on Indian Lore. In 1928, in a life-culminating experience, he recited his version of the origin myth of Acoma Pueblo to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Nabokov narrates the fascinating story of Hunt’s life within a multicultural and historical context. Chronicling Pueblo Indian life and Anglo/Indian relations over the last century and a half, he explores how this entrepreneurial family capitalized on the nation’s passion for Indian culture. In this rich book, Nabokov dramatizes how the Hunts, like immigrants throughout history, faced anguishing decisions over staying put or striking out for economic independence, and experienced the pivotal passage from tradition to modernity.

Navaho Indian Myths

By Aileen O’Bryan
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486142094
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 282
  • File Pdf: navaho-indian-myths.pdf

Book Summary:

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.

A Literary History of Mississippi

By Lorie Watkins
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 1496811909
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 402
  • File Pdf: a-literary-history-of-mississippi.pdf

Book Summary:

With contributions by Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O'Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson, Donald M. Shaffer, Theresa M. Towner, Terrence T. Tucker, Daniel Cross Turner, Lorie Watkins, and Ellen Weinauer Mississippi is a study in contradictions. One of the richest states when the Civil War began, it emerged as possibly the poorest and remains so today. Geographically diverse, the state encompasses ten distinct landform regions. As people traverse these, they discover varying accents and divergent outlooks. They find pockets of inexhaustible wealth within widespread, grinding poverty. Yet the most illiterate, disadvantaged state has produced arguably the nation's richest literary legacy. Why Mississippi? What does it mean to write in a state of such extremes? To write of racial and economic relations so contradictory and fraught as to defy any logic? Willie Morris often quoted William Faulkner as saying, "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." What Faulkner (or more likely Morris) posits is that Mississippi is not separate from the world. The country's fascination with Mississippi persists because the place embodies the very conflicts that plague the nation. This volume examines indigenous literature, Southwest humor, slave narratives, and the literature of the Civil War. Essays on modern and contemporary writers and the state's changing role in southern studies look at more recent literary trends, while essays on key individual authors offer more information on luminaries including Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Margaret Walker. Finally, essays on autobiography, poetry, drama, and history span the creative breadth of Mississippi's literature. Written by literary scholars closely connected to the state, the volume offers a history suitable for all readers interested in learning more about Mississippi's great literary tradition.

Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian

By Matthew Krystal
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  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Isbn : 1607320975
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 286
  • File Pdf: indigenous-dance-and-dancing-indian.pdf

Book Summary:

Focusing on the enactment of identity in dance, Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian is a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic, and cross-national comparison of indigenous dance practices. Considering four genres of dance in which indigenous people are represented--K'iche Maya traditional dance, powwow, folkloric dance, and dancing sports mascots--the book addresses both the ideational and behavioral dimensions of identity. Each dance is examined as a unique cultural expression in individual chapters, and then all are compared in the conclusion, where striking parallels and important divergences are revealed. Ultimately, Krystal describes how dancers and audiences work to construct and consume satisfying and meaningful identities through dance by either challenging social inequality or reinforcing the present social order. Detailed ethnographic work, thorough case studies, and an insightful narrative voice make Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian a substantial addition to scholarly literature on dance in the Americas. It will be of interest to scholars of Native American studies, social sciences, and performing arts.

Native American Creation Myths

By Jeremiah Curtin
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486148076
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 531
  • File Pdf: native-american-creation-myths.pdf

Book Summary:

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions, and art.