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By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of the entire characters in myths and legends advised worldwide, it is the wily trickster who offers the genuine spark within the motion, inflicting difficulty at any place he is going. This determine indicates up again and again in local American folklore, the place he is taking many types, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This astonishing choice of American Indian trickster stories, compiled by way of an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the excellent better half to their prior masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales comprises multiple hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from dwelling storytellers?which are illustrated with vigorous and evocative drawings. those interesting stories will be learn aloud and loved by way of readers of any age, and should front folklorists, anthropologists, fanatics of local American literature, and fanatics of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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