|Author/Contributor(s):||Erdoes, Richard ; Ortiz, Alfonso|
More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups present 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.
"This fine, valuable new gathering of ... tales is truly alive, mysterious, and wonderful--overflowing, that is, with wonder, mystery and life (National Book Award Winner Peter Matthiessen). 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.