Indian Myths & Legends From the North Pacific Coast of America

Indian Myths & Legends From the North Pacific Coast of America

Book - 2002
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"A translation of Franz Boas' 1895 edition of Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Kuste Amerikas".
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Talon Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780889224582
0889224587
Characteristics: 702 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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See pages 157 - 165 for Franz Boas' recordings of various Squamish legends. 1: Qa-is, the sun, creating the world, then turning things to stone, burning the earth, and sending a Great Flood. 2: Raven and Seal. 3: Ka'lkalo-itl (old bad woman and a group of boys). 4: The Woman and the Fish. 5: Se'n... Read More »


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Jun 16, 2016

An extraordinary work... awkward to read because the stories are from an oral culture and are experienced as text by the reader... many are beguiling and intriguing... certainly makes its way on to my 'to re-read' list.

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