• How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books)

    This retelling of a Navajo folktale explains how First Woman tried to write the laws of the land using stars in the sky, only to be thwarted by the trickster Coyote.

    • Brand: Sandpiper
    • ASIN: 0395779383
    • UPC: 046442779388

  • Navajo Origin Legend (Forgotten Books)

    The Navajo, who call themselves Dine ("The People") are the largest Native American group in North America. Their tales of emergence and migration are similar to other Southwestern tribes such as the Hopi (with whom they have a long running rivalry). Navajo ceremonies such as the Nightway and the Mountain Chant are renowned for their beautiful liturgy. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)About the AuthorPliny Earle Goddard (1869 - 1928)An ethnologist and linguist of American Indian languages. (Quote from (Quote from wikisource.org))About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.http://www.forgottenbooks.org

    • ASIN: 1605069019

  • Navaho Indian Myths (Native American)

    In the late 1920s, an elderly Navaho leader, anxious to preserve the myths of his people before they were lost in the tide of modern civilization, asked Aileen O'Bryan to record the tales he told her and to publish them in a book. The storyteller was Sandoval, Hastin Tlo'tsi hee (or Old Man Buffalo Grass), the first of the four chiefs of the Navaho People. Ms. O'Bryan, then living in Mesa Verde National Park, wrote down the old man's stories — as well as many chants — for the most part just as he told them. This book is the result — a unique compilation of authentic age-old Navaho origin and creation myth, from which many Navaho tribal ceremonies eventually evolved. Besides their value as mythologic literature, these tales are also intriguing for their revelation of Navaho knowledge of climatic and astronomical phenomena: seasonal changes, the equinox, the moon's effect on the earth and tides and more.Among the myths retold here are: The Creation of the Sun and Moon, The People of the Stone Houses, The Making of the Headdress, The Maiden who Became a Bear, The White Bead Maiden's Marriage with the Sun, The Story of the Rain Ceremony and Its Hogan, The Story of the Two Boys and the Coming of the Horses, The Story of the Navaho and the Apache Peoples, and many others. Over 20...

    • ASIN: 0486275922
    • UPC: 800759275922

  • Native American Myths and Legends: Collections of Traditional Stories from the Sioux, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and Others

    Traditional stories and myths from the Native Americans.

    • Brand: Brand: Red and Black Publishers
    • ASIN: 1610010264

  • Navajo Coyote Tales

    Coyote encounters Rabbit, Fawn's Stars, Crow, Snake, Skunk Woman, and Horned Toad in these 6 delightful, English-language adaptations of traditional Navajo Coyote stories collected by anthropologist William Morgan and translated by him and linguist Robert W. Young.

    • Brand: Brand: Gibbs Smith
    • ASIN: 0941270521

  • Navaho Legends

    Navaho Legends is one of the earliest collections of Navajo oral traditions in English, and still the best. Originally published in 1897, Washington Matthews’s sensitive translation contains extensive versions of the Original Legend and two other tales. These richly detailed legends remain among the most complete sources of Navajo cultural, ritual, and ceremonial information.This edition is fully faithful to the original, containing Matthews’s introduction, extensive notes, interlinear prayer translations, musical notations, and index, plus a new note on orthography by Robert Young.

    • Brand: Brand: University of Utah Press
    • ASIN: 0874804248

  • Coyote Walks on Two Legs: A Book of Navajo Myths and Legends

    Four Navajo creation myths chronicle the exploits, antics, and adventures of Coyote the Trickster as he abducts the Water Monster's babies and starts the Great Flood, tries to steal corn from the horned toad, and attempts to exchange his fur for that of a spotted fawn.

    • ASIN: 0399220186

  • Wide Ruins: Memories from a Navajo Trading Post

    Newlyweds Sallie Wagner and Bill Lippincott came to the Navajo Reservation in 1938. Before they knew it, they owned a trading post at Wide Ruins, Arizona. The years they spent there were the best of their lives, and this lively, honest memoir recalls them in detail. Trading post life combined business with the kinds of experiences generally associated with anthropological field work. Like many traders, Sallie Wagner influenced the weavers whose rugs she purchased. She was one of the traders who persuaded weavers to use vegetal dyes, leaving a permanent legacy in Navajo weaving. Tourists discovered Indian reservations in the 1930s, and the Lippincotts were visited often by friends and strangers alike, many unable to navigate reservation roads. "This story is a must read for those interested in the Navajo people in the early days. Sallie Wagner has managed to catch and retain the essence of what it meant to be white in a Navajo world that was unbelievably different."--Edward T. Hall

    • Brand: Brand: University of New Mexico Press
    • ASIN: 0826318053

  • Turquoise Boy (Native American Legends)

    A retelling of a Navajo Indian legend in which Turquoise Boy searches for something that will make the Navajo people's lives easier; includes a brief history of the Navajo people and their customs.

    • ASIN: 0439635888