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By Richard Erdoes,Alfonso Ortiz

Of the entire characters in myths and legends advised world wide, it is the wily trickster who offers the true spark within the motion, inflicting difficulty anywhere he is going. This determine indicates up again and again in local American folklore, the place he's taking many types, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider guy of the Lakota tribe. This magnificent number of American Indian trickster stories, compiled by way of an eminent anthropologist and a grasp storyteller, serves because the ideal significant other to their past masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.

American Indian Trickster Tales comprises a couple of hundred tales from sixty tribes? many recorded from residing storytellers?which are illustrated with vigorous and evocative drawings. those enjoyable stories will be learn aloud and loved by means of readers of any age, and should front folklorists, anthropologists, enthusiasts of local American literature, and enthusiasts of either Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.

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