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Native American Mythology A to Z, Second Edition
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 1604138947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-894-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 398.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 160

Summary

The beliefs of many Native American peoples emphasize a close relationship between people and the natural world, including geographical features such as mountains and lakes and animals such as whales and bison. Therefore, many of the myths of these peoples are stories of strange occurrences where animals or forces of nature and people interact. Native American Mythology A to Z, Second Edition presents detailed coverage of the deities, legendary heroes and heroines, important animals, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the many peoples of North America. This new edition is now in full-color for the first time.


Coverage includes:

  • Creation accounts from many Native American cultures
  • Influences on and development of Native American mythology
  • The effects of geographic region, environment, and climate on myths
  • Core beliefs of numerous tribes
  • Recurrent themes in myths throughout the continent.

Specifications

Full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps. Bibliography. Cross-references. Appendix. Index.

About the Author(s)

Patricia Ann Lynch is a writer with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. She has authored numerous student readers in the areas of science and social studies.

Jeremy Roberts has published nearly two dozen books for young readers. His recent books include biographies of Tiger Woods and King Arthur. He has studied mythology for more than a decade.

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