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This is a unique collection of information about the Southern Paiutes, which covers mythology and folklore, traditional crafts, historical stories, and information about the Paiute language. LaVan Martineau began collecting a lot of the information in this book during the 1940s from individuals still maintaining the old ways, while their culture eroded beneath their feet. These elders willingly shared this information with Mr. Martineau. Little did he realize that within a few decades almost no one under the age of 50 would still speak the Paiute language, and even fewer would still know the traditional stories and crafts. Discover the charming winter tales that were told in during the wintertime after the pinyon nut harvest in Fall, each story was designed to be morally instructive. Learn how the Paiute made bows and arrows, baskets, cradleboards, moccasins and more. You'll even get a primer on the Paiute language. A unique document from a vanishing period.
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After the death of his parents, LaVan was taken in by a Paiute names Edrick Bushhead and raised as his son. He learned the language, songs, religion, and customs of the Paiute people. Always eager for knowledge, as a young man he began to take hand-written notes of the stories he heard from the elders. As the years passed he sensed that one day some of these teachings would be abandoned by the younger generation as they adopted more of the ways of the white man.
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