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The Mythology of Native North America

The Mythology of Native North America

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The mythology of North American Indigenous peoples is incredibly rich and a testament to history and resilience. These stories have survived apocalyptic forces and are available for all of us to learn from in "The Mythology of Native North America."

  • Paperback Native American history book
  • 224 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0806132396
  • Measures: 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.5 inches. 1020"

David Leeming and Jake Page, building on the success of their "Goddess: Myths of the Female Divine" and "God: Myths of the Male Divine," have provided an introduction and commentary on 72 myths drawn from a variety of cultures and language groups. They honor the Native pantheons, cosmologies, heroes, and heroines first as cultural expressions, then as variations on other mythic narratives to which they may be related, and ultimately as expressions of the larger human experience of mythmaking.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West does its best to honor Native culture, dedicating an entire museum to Plains Indians history — both past and contemporary. Buying Native American history books (such as this one) through Points West Market is a great way to support the museum. Every dollar goes directly to the Center of the West.