Myths & Legends of the North-American Indians (1914)

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Myths & Legends of the North-American Indians (1914)

S$88.00

Title: Myths & Legends of the North-American Indians
Author: Lewis Spence, James Jack (illus)
Publisher: George Harrap & Co, 1914.
Condition: Hardcover, green cloth, in good condition. Some staining on cover, interior is very good, firmly bound.

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Summary (from goodreads.com):

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations.

Contents

I. Divisions, Customs, and History of the Race
II. The Mythologies of the North American Indians
III. Algonquian Myths and Legends
IV. Iroquois Myths and Legends
V. Sioux Myths and Legends
VI. Myths and Legends of the Pawnees
VII. Myths And Legends of the Northern and North-western Indians
Bibliography
Glossary and Index

About Lewis Spence (from Wikipedia)

Lewis Spence was a Scottish journalist. Spence was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. In the beginning of his career, his interest was sparked in the myth and folklore of Mexico and Central America, resulting in his popularisation of the Mayan Popul Vuh, the sacred book of the Quiché Mayas (1908). He compiled A Dictionary of Mythology (1910 and numerous additional volumes). Over his long career, he published more than forty books, many of which remain in print to this day.