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Published by Pub. for the American Folk-Lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin and Company; [etc., etc.] in Boston, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Navajo Indians -- Folklore.,
  • Indians of North America -- Music.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementCollected and tr. by Washington Matthews ... With introductions, notes, illustrations, texts, interlinear translations, and melodies.
SeriesMemoirs of the American Folk-lore Society,, V, 1897
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR1 .A5 vol. 5
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 299 p.
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7003798M
LC Control Number09000048
OCLC/WorldCa2321838

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I enjoyed the Navaho legends and the work the author put into keeping the translation within the spirit of the original storytellers. The first section of this book was my favorite as it was true, non-judgemental ethnography taking a snapshot of the Navaho culture at the time of the writing, the late 's/5(7).   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Navaho Legends is one of the earliest collections of Navajo oral traditions in English, and still the best. Originally published in , this sensitive translation by Washington Matthews () contains an extensive version of the Origin Legend plus two other tales. These richly detailed legends remain among the most complete sources of Navajo cultural, ritual, and ceremonial information. Navaho Legends, Volume 5 Volume 5 of American Folklore Society: Memoirs of the Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society, American Folklore Society Navaho Legends, Washington Matthews: Author: Washington Matthews: Translated by: Washington Matthews: Publisher: American Folk-Lore Society, Original from: the University of California.

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