American Indian Mythology Quotes

Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of American Indian Mythology.
This section contains 858 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the American Indian Mythology Study Guide

"Myth" ... applies to the actions and counteractions of supernatural beings ..."legend" is the recording of the deeds and doings of earthy heroes, whether or not they trod the ground with historic feet ... "folklore" applies to everyday happenings ..." Introduction, p.1.

"From reconstructed fragments of auditory archaeology, then, the myths and legends that appear in this book ... recorded in hospital wards, beside country kitchen wood stoves, in the swamps while gathering rushes to be plaited into mats, in our own living rooms, and at pow-wows [have been compiled]..." p. 14

"The world is a dangerous place / For the Indians to live / Come with me, my people / And I will lead you to safety / There, under the water, there / is a magical place / It is a place created / to keep the Indians safe." The Song of the Underwater Village, p. 50

"The people lived underground, in the blackness. These people did not know...

(read more)

This section contains 858 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the American Indian Mythology Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
American Indian Mythology from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook