And Now You Know: 50 Native American Legends

2009 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

ISBN: 978-10593846
Before the printing press dominated the world of formal communication, families, communities, and cultures all over the world relied solely on the oral tradition to pass along revered knowledge. Much valued cultural content, particularly spiritual or historical beliefs and practices, was transmitted through legends or stories shared between generations. This responsibility rested with formally acknowledged storytellers, as well as elders. This practice was very much the case with Aboriginal tribes in North America. This collection of North American Aboriginal cultural stories represents only a small component of this vast store of oral literature, and underscores the magnitude of its scope across Native American and Canadian Aboriginal tribes. read more on the publisher’s website
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