Describes how the creation of the world was begun by a woman who fell down to earth from the sky country, and how it was finished by her two sons Sapling and Flint.
A description of Inuit culture accompanies a collection of eighteen Inuit folktales from an ancient oral tradition in which animals could take human form and in which magic usually had a part.
English translations of North and South American Indian spells, prayers, and songs traditionally used in rituals associated with birth, puberty, love, travel, sickness, weather, farming, hunting, and death.
An overview of Indian music and dance which includes a discussion of their instruments, the structure of their music, and the uses of music in Indian life.
A tale shared by the different native peoples of California tells how Coyote and other animals created the world and the people who came to live in it.
A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams, or make sleep irresistible.
Includes nine mystery tales told by Pawnee, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne storytellers in the late nineteenth century.