This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panorama of the native American mythic heritage. A broad selection of contemporary Indian voices have been added to the best folkloric sources of the 19th Century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of its kind.
RICHARD ERDOES (1912-2008) was an artist, photographer, Native American rights activist, and author or editor of more than twenty books, including Lakota Woman and Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions.
ALFONSO ORTIZ (1939-1997) was a Native American scholar, anthropologist, activist and author. His works include The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society and The Pueblo.