Navaho Indian Myths (Native American)

3.94 avg rating
( 16 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780486275925: Navaho Indian Myths (Native American)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the late 1920s, an elderly Navaho leader, anxious to preserve the myths of his people before they were lost in the tide of modern civilization, asked Aileen O'Bryan to record the tales he told her and to publish them in a book. The storyteller was Sandoval, Hastin Tlo'tsi hee (or Old Man Buffalo Grass), the first of the four chiefs of the Navaho People. Ms. O'Bryan, then living in Mesa Verde National Park, wrote down the old man's stories — as well as many chants — for the most part just as he told them. This book is the result — a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved. Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho knowledge of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal changes, the equinox, the moon's effect on the earth and tides and more.
Among the myths retold here are: The Creation of the Sun and Moon, The People of the Stone Houses, The Making of the Headdress, The Maiden who Became a Bear, The White Bead Maiden's Marriage with the Sun, 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 many others. Over 20 illustrations enhance the text, which will be welcomed by students of Native American culture, anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone intrigued by the myths evolved by the earth's peoples to give meaning to the world and their lives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

O'Bryan, Aileen
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780486275925

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publishers
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0486275922

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486275922. Seller Inventory # Z0486275922ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

O Bryan, Aileen
Published by Dover Publications (1993)
ISBN 10: 0486275922 ISBN 13: 9780486275925
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0486275922

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book