American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard ErdoesThis magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.
With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
The Northern Lights: North American myths and legends
Background : Archeological evidence indicates that Native American tribes lived in the Yellowstone area almost 10, years ago; a major trail these tribes used for tracking bison goes right through the park. Imagine what Native Americans must have thought when they first saw the park's geysers, mudpots, and hot springs! As in other cultures, Native American culture is rich in myths and legends that were used to explain natural phenomena that they didn't understand. The most common myths are the creation myths, that tell a story to explain how the earth was formed. Others include explanations about the sun, moon, constellations, animals, seasons, and weather.
They are tales told by the Blackfeet, Chippewa, and Cree tribes. These are mostly myths about nature and animals. Materials: Computer with Internet Access. Print outs of selected story for each student. Optional: Computer software program that allows students to create illustrations i. Hyperstudio, KidPix, Print Shop, etc. Art materials for each group of 4 to share: poster paper, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, material scraps, etc.
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The Northern Lights and the circle of life
Many of the stories surrounding the Northern Lights in North American communities arose from the belief that they were the souls of departed ancestors. It was even believed that the lights might be the spirits of the animals they hunted.
The indigenous peoples of the Americas comprise numerous different cultures. Each has its own mythologies. Some are quite distinct, but certain themes are shared across the cultural boundaries. There is no single mythology of the Indigenous North American peoples, but numerous different canons of traditional narratives associated with religion , ethics and beliefs. A characteristic of many of the myths is the close relationship between human beings and animals including birds and reptiles.