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Native American tricksters can be buffoons, transformers, social critics, teachers, and mediators between human beings, nature, and the gods. A vibrant part of American Indian tradition, the trickster has shown a remarkable ability to adapt into the twenty-first century. In Living Sideways , Franchot Ballinger provides the first full-length study of the diverse roles and dimensions of North American Indian tricksters. While honoring their diversity and complexity, he challenges stereotypical Euro-American treatments of ...

Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions 2006, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806137964

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Living Sideways: Tricksters in American Indian Oral Traditions 2004, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806136325

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