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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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The Soul of the Indian

By: Charles Alexander
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The Religion of the Luiseño Indians of Southern California, Score ...

By: C. G. Dubois

Description: This is a primary source of information on the religious beliefs and practices of the Luiseño people, who resided in what is now North San Diego and Orange counties in California. DuBois spent years with the remaining Native Southern Californ

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The Cherokee Ball Play

By: James Mooney

Description: Among their other many cultural gifts to the world, Native Americans contributed the game which later became known as Lacrosse. The Cherokee Ball Play vividly describes the ethnography of this sport with particular attention to its ritual significance. This sport served as means of community social cohesion, an occasion for some big wagers, a surrogate for battle with other villages, and sounds like a great deal of fun. Many of the ceremonial aspects will b...

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Navajo Creation Myth, the Story of the Emergence, Score Nam Ncm

By: Hasteen Klah

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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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 Eskimo of Siberia

By: Waldemar Bogoras

Description: FOLK-TALES. 1. The Dead Bride. There lived a man in the land of Ku’ne, right opposite the island Ima’lik (one of the Diomede Islands). One day he was going to perform the thanksgiving ceremonial, because he was a good sea-hunter, had killed many whales, and fed all his neighbors. So he prepared everything in his house. He placed the tips of whale-flippers upon a skin. Then all at once a thong-seal jumped out of the water-hole upon the ice. The village stood ...

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Myths of Mexicon and Peru, Score Nam Mmp

By: Lewis Spence

Description: The ancient cultures of Mexico & Peru are renowned for their imposing architecture & the cruelty of their religious practices. The intriguing myths on which their beliefs were based -- the tales of the feathered god Quetzalcoatl & his enemy T

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The Old North Trail, Score Nam Ont

By: Walter McClintock

Description: Walter McClintock went to Montana with a US Forestry Service expedition in 1896. He spent the next four years living on the land with the Blackfeet, one of the most northern of the Great Plains tribes. He was adopted into the tribe by the Chi

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Popul Vuh

By: Delia Goetz
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Frank Hamilton Cushing on Zuñi Religion

By: Classic Sacred Texts
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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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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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Dawn of the World, Score CA Dow

By: C. Hart Merriam

Description: The dawn of the world; myths and weird tales told by the Mewan Indians of California, collected and edited by C. Hart Merriam

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Many Swans : Sun Myth of the North American Indians, Score Nam Sunmyth

By: Amy Lowell

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava

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Indian Why Stories Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-fire, Score Nam Iwhys

By: Frank B. Linderman

Description: There is a wide difference between folk-lore of the so-called Old World and that of America. Transmitted orally through countless generations, the folk-stories of our ancestors show many evidences of distortion and of change in material parti

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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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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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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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Kwakiutl Tales, Score Nam Kt

By: Franz Boas

Description: This is a collection of myths and folklore from the Kwakiutl Native Americans of British Columbia, Canada. They originally resided on the northern end of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast. The texts were collected and translated by Fran

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