This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere. With black-and-white drawings throughout. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library.
By Richard Erdoes & Alfonso Ortiz. Paperback. 527 pages. Published by Pantheon, 1985.