Lewis Spence

The Mythology of the North American Indians (Illustrated Edition)

This carefully edited historical collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The primary object of this book is to furnish the reader with a general view of the mythologies of the Native people of North America, accompanied by such historical and ethnological information as will assist him in gauging the real conditions under which this most interesting section of humanity existed.
Divisions, Customs, and History of the Race
The Mythologies of the North American Indians
Algonquian Myths and Legends
Iroquois Myths and Legends
Sioux Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends of the Pawnees
Myths and Legends of the Northern and North-Western Indians
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  • guillermo armenta quinterohar citerati fjol
    The four beings alluded to in this story as the Beaver, Musk-rat, Kingfisher, and Flying Squirrel are four of the creative gods of the Sioux, whom Ictinike evidently could not equal so far as reproductive magic was concerned.
  • guillermo armenta quinterohar citerati fjol
    Many tales are told by the Iowa Indians regarding Ictinike, the son of the sun-god, who had offended his father, and was consequently expelled from the celestial regions.
  • guillermo armenta quinterohar citerati fjol
    Nevertheless we shall find in the North American mythologies much that enters into the composition of the immortal tales of the older religions of the Eastern Hemisphere. All myth, Asiatic, European, or American, springs from similar natural conceptions, and if we discover in American mythology peculiarities which we do not observe in the systems of Greece, Rome, or Egypt, we may be certain that these arise from circumstances of environment and racial habit as modified by climate and kindred conditions alone.

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