Navaho Indian Myths by Aileen O’Bryan

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  • Title: Navaho Indian Myths
  • Author: Aileen O’Bryan
  • Category: Social Science
  • Date: 05/01/12
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780486142098


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Within the late 1920s, an aged Navaho chief, anxious to protect the myths of his individuals earlier than they had been misplaced within the tide of contemporary civilization, requested Aileen O’Bryan to report the tales he informed her and to publish them in a guide. The storyteller was Sandoval, Hastin Tlo’tsi hee (or Previous Man Buffalo Grass), the primary of the 4 chiefs of the Navaho Individuals. Ms. O’Bryan, then residing in Mesa Verde Nationwide Park, wrote down the previous man’s tales — in addition to many chants — for essentially the most half simply as he informed them. This guide is the consequence — a novel compilation of genuine age-old Navaho origin and creation delusion, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies ultimately advanced. Moreover their worth as mythologic literature, these tales are additionally intriguing for his or her revelation of Navaho data of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal adjustments, the equinox, the moon’s impact on the earth and tides and more. Among the many myths retold listed here are: The Creation of the Solar and Moon, The Individuals of the Stone Homes, The Making of the Headdress, The Maiden who Turned a Bear, The White Bead Maiden’s Marriage with the Solar, The Story of the Rain Ceremony and Its Hogan, The Story of the Two Boys and the Coming of the Horses, The Story of the Navaho and the Apache Peoples, and lots of others. Over 20 illustrations improve the textual content, which can be welcomed by college students of Native American tradition, anthropologists, folklorists, and anybody intrigued by the myths advanced by the earth’s peoples to provide which means to the world and their lives


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