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Traditional Literatures of the American Indian: Texts and Interpretations

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In American Indian societies, storytelling and speech-making are invested with special significance, crafted to reveal central psychological and social values, tensions, and ambi-guities. As Karl Kroeber notes, "It is our scholarship, not Indian storytelling, that is primitive, undeveloped." This book is an essential introduction to the study and appreciation of American Indian oral literatures. The essays, by leading scholars, illuminate the subtle artistry of form and content that gives spoken stories and myths an ...

Traditional Literatures of the American Indian: Texts and Interpretations 1981, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803277533

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Traditional Literatures of the American Indian: Texts and Interpretations 1981, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

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