Richard Erdoes

  • From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, here are more than 130 colorful stories of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, creating a uniquely American hero and an enduringly fascinating folk mythology.
    In this wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales, everyone and everything is larger than life and bragging is elevated into an art form. Many of these stories are of real people and real events; more than a few, however, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But even if it is far from established that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were able to kill three men with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they come vividly to life here as beloved characters who have become part of the fabric of the American imagination.
    Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • De génération en génération, les récits des Indiens se sont longtemps transmis oralement. Richard Erdoes et Alfonso Ortiz ont entrepris d'en rassembler un grand nombre, émanant de multiples tribus de tout le continent nord-américain. Puisés aux meilleures sources ethnologiques du XIXe siècle ou racontés par des voix contemporaines, ces mythes de la création du monde et des êtres vivants sont l'expression de croyances et de traditions, mais aussi d'une vision du monde, d'une philosophie et d'une spiritualité qui ont encore beaucoup à nous apprendre.
    Le photographe et artiste Richard Erdoes a consacré sa vie à la défense des Indiens d'Amérique du Nord. L'anthropologue pueblo Alfonso Ortiz a enseigné les cultures indiennes dans les plus grandes universités des États-Unis

  • De génération en génération, les récits des Indiens se sont longtemps transmis oralement. Richard Erdoes et Alfonso Ortiz ont entrepris d'en rassembler un grand nombre, émanant de multiples tribus de tout le continent nord-américain. Puisés aux meilleures sources ethnologiques du XIXe siècle ou racontés par des voix contemporaines, ces mythes de la création du monde et des êtres vivants sont l'expression de croyances et de traditions, mais aussi d'une vision du monde, d'une philosophie et d'une spiritualité qui ont encore beaucoup à nous apprendre.
    Le photographe et artiste Richard Erdoes a consacré sa vie à la défense des Indiens d'Amérique du Nord. L'anthropologue pueblo Alfonso Ortiz a enseigné les cultures indiennes dans les plus grandes universités des États-Unis

  • This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.
    With black-and-white drawings throughout
    Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Of all the characters in myths and legends told around the world, it's the wily trickster who provides the real spark in the action, causing trouble wherever he goes. This figure shows up time and again in Native American folklore, where he takes many forms, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider man of the Lakota tribe. This dazzling collection of American Indian trickster tales, compiled by an eminent anthropologist and a master storyteller, serves as the perfect companion to their previous masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

    American Indian Trickster Tales includes more than one hundred stories from sixty tribes? many recorded from living storytellers?which are illustrated with lively and evocative drawings. These entertaining tales can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers of any age, and will entrance folklorists, anthropologists, lovers of Native American literature, and fans of both Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.


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