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Sintesi dell'editore

The stories in this collection are drawn mainly from those tribes which lived in the northern and central areas of North America. These represent the linguistic groups gerneally referred to as Algonquian, Iroquois, and Sioux. A final chapter covers the tales of the northwest Pacific Coast.

Some legends tell of heroic men and women struggling against the giant forces of nature; others of mischievous animals like blue jay and coyote, or of perilous journeys and of the origins of traditional customs.

Recited as part of religious ceremonial or simply as a form of entertainment, these tales were passed from parent to child as a way of explaining the present through the past.

(P)2008 Trout Lake Media

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  • Anne
  • 02 11 2011

Great stories, not so great narration

I love these stories and think they are great, I have always been interested in Native American myth and legend so I'm glad these were available.

That being said, the narrator uses a very obviously fake 'Native American accent' which was not only difficult to understand but was incredibly offensive. He managed to take stories that are beautiful and cheapen them. I wasn't able to finish this audiobook as I could no longer stomach the narration.

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  • Jeff Higley
  • 14 06 2015

Tell me a tail

loved it!!! I would love to hear from other tribes. It is important to remember and understand the importance of these stories...

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  • 31 08 2012

Very nice stories full of culture.

Would you listen to Native American Tales, Myths and Legends again? Why?

Yes. Always nice to learn culture.

What did you like best about this story?

The originality of the stories and the double meanings .

What about Alec Sand’s performance did you like?

It was read nicely.

If you could take any character from Native American Tales, Myths and Legends out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The Chiefs daughter.

Any additional comments?

Nice book full of original culture.