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Title:
Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians
Author:
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : AMS Press, 1975.
Physical Description:
163 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Reprint of the 1909 ed. published by order of the Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, which was issued as v. 2, pt. 1 of the Museum's Anthropological papers.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780404119164
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

'Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, ' originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, and a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians.


Table of Contents

Introduction To The Bison Book Editionp. v
Referencesp. xxviii
Introductionp. 5
I Tales of the Old Manp. 19
Ii Star Mythsp. 40
Iii Ritualistic Originsp. 74
Iv Cultural and Other Originsp. 126
V Miscellaneous Talesp. 138
Indexp. 165

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