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Navaho Indian myths

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Published by Dover Publications, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Legends
    • Subjects:
    • Navajo Indians -- Folklore.,
    • Navajo mythology.,
    • Legends -- Southwest, New.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[transcribed by] Aileen O"Bryan.
      ContributionsO"Bryan, Aileen., Sandoval, Hastin Tloʹtsi hee, d. 1929.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE99.N3 D43 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 187 p. :
      Number of Pages187
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1401782M
      ISBN 100486275922
      LC Control Number93009688

      In the Navajo culture, a skinwalker is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal.. This witch is called “yee naaldlooshii” by the Navajo, which translates to “with it, he goes on all fours.” It is just one of several types of Navajo witches and is considered the most volatile and dangerous. Navaho Legends () Navaho Legends, edited by G.E. Stechert; ; American Folk-Lore Society, New York Book from the American Folk-Lore Society compiling Navaho myths and legends and including also a lengthy introduction on the history, beliefs and customs of the Navaho people.

      The Navajo skinwalker legend is one of the more complex and terrifying stories, steeped in mystery and evil intent. Many Navajos believe firmly in the existence of skinwalkers and refuse to discuss them publicly for fear of retribution. They believe skinwalkers walk freely among the tribe and secretly transform under the cover of night.   Written from an American Indian point of view, the book contains over thirty creation stories from the oral traditions of a wide variety of Indian tribes. The following bibliography lists reference material dealing with Native American religions, myths and origin stories. These resources include material found in the Labriola Center in the.

      Navaho Creation Myth () Navaho legends, by Matthews, Washington () Navaho myths, prayers and songs, by Matthews, Washington () Navajo gambling songs by Matthews, W () New voyages to North-America - containing an account of the several nations of that vast continent Vol. 2 (). Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians By Robert H. Lowie University of Nebraska Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.


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This book is the result — a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved. Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho knowledge of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal changes, the equinox, the /5(14).

In the late s, an elderly Navaho leader, anxious to preserve the myths of his people before they were lost in the tide of modern civilization, asked Aileen O'Bryan to record the tales he told her and to publish them in a book.

The storyteller was Sandoval, Hastin Tlo'tsi hee (or Old Man Buffalo Grass), the first of the four chiefs of the Navaho People.4/5. Navaho Indian Myths (Native American) - Kindle edition by O’Bryan, Aileen.

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. The Dîné: origin myths of the Navaho Indians Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :   RICHARD ERDOES (–) was an artist, photographer, Native American rights activist, and author or editor of more than twenty books, including Lakota Woman and Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions.

ALFONSO ORTIZ (–) was a Native American scholar, anthropologist, activist and author. His works include The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being Brand: Pantheon Books. Their tales of emergence and migration are similar to other Southwestern tribes such as the Hopi (with whom they have a long running rivalry).

Navajo ceremonies such as the Nightway and the Mountain Chant are renowned for their beautiful liturgy. Origin Myths of the Navaho Indians. by Aileen O'Bryan; BAEB []. Navajo legends are one of the most fascinating among Native American folklore.

Navajo stories and myths are surrounded by highly mystical creatures like the skinwalkers and coyotes. These Navajo myths have been carried and passed on for generations, and there are still plenty of Navajo legends that live within the tribe, but have never been.

Native American Legends While a Great Spirit constitutes the basis of Indian theory, the tribes believe in multiple deities, which are surrounded by mythology. In accordance with their views of nature and spirit, they constantly appeal to these powers, at every step of their lives.

Native American Legends of the Southeast: Explanation of Native American mythology from the Creek, Cherokee, and other Southeastern tribes. Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest: Native American myths and stories from the Northwest Coast tribes.

Native American Stories Native American Animal Stories Between Earth and Sky: Children's books of. This book is the result — a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved.

Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho knowledge of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal changes, the equinox, the Brand: Dover Publications. This book is the result — a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved.

Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho knowledge of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal changes, the equinox, the moon's effect on. Native American Folklore. Index of Native American languages Index of Native American cultures What's new on our site today!.

Native Languages of the Americas: American Indian Legends and Folklore This page is our collection of links to authentic books about Native American folklore and mythology for sale online. The Diné Origin Myths of the Navaho Indians, by Aileen O'Bryan, at Sacred Texts Native American Navajo The Dîné: Origin Myths of the Navaho Indians by Aileen O'Bryan.

BAEB [] Title and Contents Preface The Creation The Age of Animal Heroes The Age of Gods The Wanderings. This book is the result -- a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved.

Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho 4/5(17). Navaho Indian Myths. [Aileen OBryan] -- Rich compilation of tribal fables and legends recorded in the s from an elderly Navaho chief.

Myths include "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Sun's Path," "The Maiden who Became a Bear,". Iroquois Birch Bark Legends of Niagara by Owahyah The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale () Legends, Traditions, and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians by Elias Johnson.

Myths told by Sandoval, Hastin Tloʹtsi hee (Old Man Buffalo Grass) to Aileen O'Bryan in late Nov. Native American Indian culture is known for its rich oral traditions.

In many cases there were no written languages to document their histories. The tribes relied on verbal communication to share their customs, history, rituals and legends.

The tribal elders. “We have nothing more universal than our folk myths, and in this book Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz have brought together what is probably the most comprehensive and diverse collection of American Indian Legends ever compiled.

It is a worthy and welcomed addition to the literature of our native peoples”. Native American myths cover a wide range of themes, such as creation narratives or stories about heroic journeys, as well as trickster myths. The stories about the introduction of ceremonies and customs in the life of the tribe also constitute a major part in mythology.

Native American Stories From Keepers of the Earth. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pages. Illustrated by John Kahionhes Fadden.

A collection of Native American tales and myths focusing on the relationship between man and nature. Bruchac, Joseph. Native Plant Stories From Keepers of Life. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pages.This magnificent collection gathers tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage.

From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian 4/5(10).- Explore Highland Heritage Homeschool's board "Native American Stories For Kids", followed by people on Pinterest.

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