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Tales of the North American Indians

Selected by Stith Thompson

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674289000

Publication Date: 01/01/1929

386 pages


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It provides a useful introduction to American Indian literature as a material for the study of Indian culture, folk-lore, religion, and society.Historical Outlook

The value of Thompson’s work is not limited to the benefits it brings the general reader; the scholar gets a generous portion… It is not often that any book can satisfy the just demands of these two entirely different classes of readers.American Literature

Though the book is equipped with scholarly material, it has been prepared for the general reader and most admirably fulfills its purpose. It is indispensable to students of folk-lore and anthropology and for the general reader interested in those subjects. I know of no other single volume that puts so much genuine Indian material before the reader.The Frontier

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