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American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends) Paperback – March 1, 1999
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About the Author
Richard Erdoes is an illustrator, photographer, and author of over twenty books on the American West, including the classics Lame Deer and Lakota Woman. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Top Customer Reviews
Being Australian I've vaguely heard of these stories in US soaps or sometimes the odd mention in US Films so I decided to look them up and glad I did.
This book has plenty of stories including characters called Coyote, Rabbit Boy and so on from various Native American backgrounds. The stories are humorous and include answers to why the Sun and Moon appear at different times (figuratively) to how the Seven Giants got their name. There are stories that show Native-Americans are unabashed about discussing sex and sexual urges which were hilariously outrageous.
Although I'd often begrudge paying anything over $5.00 for an ebook considering the complete lack of labour in producing and downloading one I won't reduce the rating for the $9.99 price because to me it is such a good book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book to use with my senior mythology class. Many of the short stories are very interesting but not appropriate even for seniors. I read the book but not at school!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you're a fan of Frida Kahlo then this book is a must for your collection.Published 14 months ago by Ash
Definitely more than shelf wear, for a new book. Pages are yellowed a if they had been previously looked through. Read morePublished on July 11, 2014 by Craig Sugarman
I started telling stories recently and I love this book. Although I won't use many of these stories they show what can be done and why stories are magical.Published on April 2, 2014 by Jon W. Florey
There are lots of good tales in here to share with my students. Unfortunately, there is a whole chapter about Coyote's Amorous Adventures, complete with drawings. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by DLW
Great gift for my wife. She likes myths and legends from all cultures and this was a perfect fit. It arrived perfectly on time.Published on November 11, 2013 by Robert Bandel