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Title: Turtle Island Alphabet: A Lexicon of Native ...
Publisher: St. Martin's Press Inc., NY
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing
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Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday provides the introduction for this lexicon of symbols and images central to native American culture that urges readers to use the legacy of native American history to interpret the future.From Library Journal:
Hausman has produced a list of some 50 common Native American terms, artifacts, objects, and concepts in an illustrated dictionary format. This book is not intended to be a dictionary like John Stoutenberg Jr.'s classic Dictionary of the American Indian ( LJ 2/15/60), but rather a sensitive examination of these words as seen through the cultural eye of Native Americans. The "story" of each word is presented in art, poetry, and text giving the reader an explanation of how this word has been historically and mythically passed down through centuries of Native American storytelling. Objects and artifacts are described practically with a history of their use and development. All terms are given a mythological explanation indicating the word's significance to society. This fascinating browser for general readers is a unique mix of art, explanation, and philosophy.
- Bruce Alan Hanson, Wayzata East Junior H.S. Lib., Minn.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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