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By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of the entire characters in myths and legends informed all over the world, it is the wily trickster who presents the genuine spark within the motion, inflicting difficulty anyplace he is going. This determine indicates up many times in local American folklore, the place he is taking many kinds, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This excellent choice of American Indian trickster stories, compiled through an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the excellent spouse to their earlier masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales comprises a couple of hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from dwelling storytellers?which are illustrated with energetic and evocative drawings. those enjoyable stories will be learn aloud and loved through readers of any age, and may front folklorists, anthropologists, fanatics of local American literature, and enthusiasts of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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