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Tlingit Myths and Texts by John Reed Swanton

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English


  • American history,
  • Folklore,
  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Social Science,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • North America,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Native American,
  • United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages451
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9882680M
ISBN 100766177165
ISBN 109780766177161

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Tlingit Myths and Texts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the origina /5(10). Summary: This is a massive study of the myths and legends of the Tlingit, Native Americans of southern Alaska. These texts include a lengthy cycle of stories about Raven, the trickster figure of the Northwest, the equivalent of the better known Coyote of the Southwest. Tlingit Myths and Texts is a report on Tlingit culture made for the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC in These reports are not always thrilling to read. Yet in this case the reporter — American ethnologist, folklorist, and linguist John Reed Swanton (–) — approached his task with such respect for the beauty of the tales told to. Read this book on Questia. The following myths and texts were collected at Sitka and Wrangell, Alaska, in January, February, March, and April, , at the same time as the material contained in the writer's paper on the Social Condition, Beliefs, and Linguistic Relationship of the Tlingit Indians published in the Twenty-sixth Annual Report of the Bureau.