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Myths And Legends Of British North America

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Myths And Legends Of British North America by Katharine Berry Judson is a fascinating collection of folktales that delves into the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of North America. Judson skillfully weaves together a wide array of legends, from stories of powerful animal spirits to tales of heroic deeds and epic quests.

One of the things that stood out to me the most about this book was Judson's meticulous research and attention to detail. She provides valuable insight into the beliefs and customs of the various Native American tribes, shedding light on their unique worldview and spiritual practices.

The stories themselves are captivating and full of magic and wonder. Each myth is carefully crafted and brimming with symbolism, inviting readers to ponder the deeper meanings behind them. From the creation of the world to the adventures of legendary heroes, each tale offers a glimpse into a vibrant and ancient culture.

Overall, Myths And Legends Of British North America is a must-read for anyone interested in Native American folklore and culture. Judson's love and respect for these stories shine through in her writing, making this book both informative and enjoyable to read. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of indigenous legends and traditions.

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[The Native American] story tellers of the camp related, with dramatic gestures, stories of the Days of the Grandfathers, in the beginning of the Newness of Things. Nothing was too large or too small to come within the bounds of their beliefs, or within the play of their fancy. Only authentic myths and legends have been used in the compilation of this volume. The leading authorities are the publications of the United States Bureau of Ethnology, of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, of the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, as well as the ethnological publications of the Canadian Bureau of Mines. As in all other volumes of this series, only the quaint, the pure, and the beautiful, has been taken from the tales of the Indians. Any one wishing pure ethnology, good and bad together, would do better to go to ethnological reports. The material here is from these tribes: Haida, Eastern Eskimo, Bella Coola, Wyandot, Cree, Thompson River, Carrier, Shuswap, Lillooet, Ojibwa, Central Eskimo, Chicotin, Kwakiutl, Nicola Valley and Fraser River, Algonquin.

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