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Seller: ancientgifts (4,384) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122212626369 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Classic Folk and Fairy Tales: Creation Myths of Primitive America by Jeremiah Curtin, Edited and With an Introduction by Karl Kroeber. DESCRIPTION: Hardback: 297 pages. Publisher: ABC Clio; (2002). ISBN: 1576079392. As a collector of myths and tales, Harvard-educated Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) had few peers. An outstanding linguist who worked as an ethnographer with the Smithsonian Institution, he studied and researched many different mythological systems around the world. In this comprehensive anthology, he compiled a rich cross-section of American Indian myths dealing with the origin of the world, and the peoples and creatures that populate it. The tales in this volume encompass two great myth cycles developed by the Wintu and Yana groups of Indians. The first cycle includes myths dealing with the metamorphoses of the first people or gods into everything that is in the world, including the world itself. The second cycle of myths describes the various changes, phenomena, and processes observed throughout nature. Light and darkness, heat and cold, opposing winds, and heavenly bodies appear as heroes and leading actors. For Native Americans, the lives of the first people as described in the creation myths were models upon which faithful Indians were to fashion their lives in all times and places. Many of the myths included here are very beautiful, but until the appearance of this collection, they were largely unknown to non-Indians for the simple reason that they had never been collected. Thanks to Curtin's industry and perseverance, they were recorded and preserved, providing not only a wealth of fascinating reading, but an invaluable resource for students of Native American folklore and culture. Contents/Chapter Headings Include: Introduction to Jeremiah Curtin: Creation Myths of Primitive America; Olebis; Olebis and Mem Loimis; Norwan; Tulchuherris; Sedit and the Two Brothers Hus; Hawt; Norwanchakus and Keriha; Kele and Sedit; Kol Tibichi; The Winning of Halai Auna at the House of Tuina; The Hakas and the Tennas; Ilhataina; Hitchinna; Tirukala; Sukonia’s Wives and the Ichpul Susters; The Finding of Fire; Haka Kaina; Titindi Maupa and Paiowa, the Youngest Daughter of Wakara; The Two Sisters, Haka Lasi and Tsore Jowa. CONDITION: New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Collectors in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries unearthed a wealth of stories from around the world, and published them in English translations for the delight of general readers, young and old. Most of these anthologies have been long out of print. The ABC-CLIO Classic Folk and Fairy Tales series brings back to life these key anthologies of traditional tales from the golden age of folklore discovery. Each volume provides a freshly typeset but otherwise virtually unaltered edition of a classic work, and each is enhanced by an authoritative introduction by a top scholar. These insightful essays discuss the significance of the collection and its original collector, the original collector’s methodology and translation practices, and the original period context according to region or genre. Certain to be of interest to those interested in folklore or mythology, these classic collections are also meant to serve as sources for storytellers, and for sheer reading pleasure, reviving as they do hundreds of folk stories, both reassuringly familiar and excitingly strange. Other titles in this series include: “English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales”; “Folktales from Northern India”; “Indian Popular Tales”; “Old Deccan Days or Hindoo Fairy Legends”; “Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt”; “Popular Tales and Fictions”. Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906) was an American linguist and folklorist. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he graduated from Harvard College in 1863. In 1864, he went to Russia. There he worked as both a translator and for the U. S. legation. He left Russia in 1877, stayed a year in London, and returned to the United States, where he worked for the Bureau of Ethnology. In addition to publishing collections of fairy tales and folklore and writings about his travels, he also wrote “Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland (1890)”, “Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World (1895)”, “Creation Myths of Primitive America (1898)”, “A Journey in Southern Siberia (1909)”, and “Seneca Indian Myths (1922)”. Editor Karl Kroeber is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books on literature, the visual arts, and American Indian mythology, most recently “Artistry in Native American Myths”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Compiled, edited, and with an informative introduction by mythologist Karl Kroeber (Mellen Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University) “Creation Myths Of Primitive America” is part of the outstanding "ABC-CLIO Classic Folk and Fairy Tales" series. An absolutely fascinating anthology of creation Native American myths and legends focusing on how the world, plants, animals, and humans came into existence and interact with each other. These ancient stories are accurately and entertainingly retold, offering contemporary readers with a veritable treasure trove of insights into how the various Native American peoples perceived and interpreted the greater world around themselves. “Creation Myths of Primitive America” is an essential and highly recommended resource for those interested in Native American mythology and folklore. REVIEW: The creation myths of America form a complete system, they give a detailed and circumstantial account of the origin of this world and of all things and creatures contained in it. In this retelling of the various narratives which compose this myth system, an earlier world is described to us, with an order of existence and a method of conduct on which the life of primitive man in American was patterned. REVIEW: During American linguist and ethnographer Curtin's (1835-1906) time, of course, all Americans but those of European descent were primitive. To the 22 stories, introduction, and notes of the 1898 edition, published by Little, Brown, Kroeber (humanities, Columbia U.) adds a new introduction placing the work and compiler in contemporary context. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Every aboriginal nation has its gods, from whom the people receive all that they have, and all that they know. Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture; customs, institutions, and art. Remarkably accurate translations of Native American myths, from one of 19th-century America's foremost linguists. A unique source for students and enthusiasts wanted to learn from primary sources. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). 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Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. 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