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By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of the entire characters in myths and legends advised all over the world, it is the wily trickster who presents the true spark within the motion, inflicting difficulty at any place he is going. This determine indicates up repeatedly in local American folklore, the place he's taking many varieties, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This amazing number of American Indian trickster stories, compiled via an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the ideal significant other to their earlier masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales contains multiple hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from dwelling storytellers?which are illustrated with energetic and evocative drawings. those unique stories should be learn aloud and loved by way of readers of any age, and may front folklorists, anthropologists, fans of local American literature, and enthusiasts of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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