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Navajo Coyote Tales : The Curly To Aheedliinii Version (Navajo-English edition)
Navajo Coyote Tales The Curly To Aheedliinii Version - Navajo-English edition Author:Berard Haile Coyote is easily the most popular character in the stories of Indian tribes from Canada to Mexico. This volume contains seventeen coyote tales collected and translated by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M., a half century ago. The original Navajo transcriptions are included, along with notes. The tales show Coyote as a warrior, a shaman, a trickster, a... more » lecher, a thief, a sacrificial victim, and always as the indomitable force of life. He is the paradoxical hero and scamp whose adventures inspire laughter or awe, depending upon what shape he takes in a given story.
Navajo Coyote Tales is the eighth volume in the American Tribal Religions Series, an ongoing record of songs, myths, and ceremonials of the southwestern Indians. In his introduction, Karl W. Luckert, the general editor of the series, considers Coyote mythology in a theoretical and historical framework. Students of religions, folklorists, ethnologists, and others will discover in these pages many pointers for a new and promising direction of research.