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By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of all of the characters in myths and legends instructed worldwide, it is the wily trickster who presents 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 kinds, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This superb choice of American Indian trickster stories, compiled by way of an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the ideal significant other to their prior masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

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

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