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Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes

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Algonquin Legends of New England is a fascinating collection of Native American stories and folklore that have been passed down through generations. Charles Godfrey Leland does a wonderful job of bringing these myths and legends to life, making them accessible to readers of all ages. The book offers a rich tapestry of tales about nature, animals, spirits, and the supernatural, providing valuable insight into the cultural beliefs and values of the Algonquin people.

Throughout the book, Leland's writing style is engaging and evocative, drawing readers into the mystical world of the Algonquin tribes. The stories are beautifully told, with vivid descriptions and captivating imagery that bring the characters and settings to life. From the heroic deeds of legendary figures like Glooskap to the mischievous antics of trickster figures like Rabbit, each tale is filled with wisdom, humor, and wonder.

Additionally, Leland provides helpful commentary and background information on the stories, shedding light on their significance and cultural context. The book is not only an entertaining read, but also a valuable resource for anyone interested in Native American history and mythology.

Overall, Algonquin Legends of New England is a delightful and enchanting collection of stories that offers a window into the rich heritage of the Algonquin tribes. Whether you are a fan of folklore, mythology, or simply enjoy a good story, this book is sure to captivate and inspire readers of all ages.

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This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one.

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