This comprehensive collection of Native American folklore draws on a unique oral tradition, illuminating the very roots of Native American culture. Gathered from numerous tribes—Seneca, Hopi, Navaho, Creek, Cheyenne, Cherokee, and Blackfoot—these thirty-six stories, passed down through generations, are narrated by Dee Brown as they might be told around a campfire today. Updated for the modern reader, these tales capture the true spirit and flavor of Native American Mythology.
With a new preface written by the author especially for this edition and illustrations by Native American Louis Mofsie, this unique anthology is ideal for readers interested in Native American culture and history, mythology and folklore, and cultural history in general.
"A full-bodied and literate survey."—Booklist
"Fluent and graceful, these good tales will appeal to both adults and children."—American Bookseller