Folklore, religion and culture of a key Plains Native American group. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
About the Author
George Bird Grinnell (1849 - 1938)
George Bird Grinnell (September 20, 1849 - April 11, 1938) was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1870 and a Ph.D. in 1880. Originally specializing in zoology, he became a prominent early conservationist and student of Native American life. Grinnell has been recognized for his influence on public opinion and legislation which ultimately led to the preservation of the American buffalo. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.
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"The author’s observations of the social organization, daily life, and customs of [the Blackfoot] rounds out a singular book."—Los Angeles Times. "Grinnell’s book has stood the test of time as an important contribution to the history and ethnography of the Blackfeet."—Natural History.
"A classic collection of tales by a gifted storyteller and a lucid ethnographic description of the Blackfeet."—Studies in American Indian Literature.
This collection of powerful stories reveals the complex and wondrous world of the Blackfoot nation in the nineteenth century. The thirty tales transcribed by George Bird Grinnell provide an intimate look into Blackfoot culture and philosophy and remind us of tribal values to be upheld and taught. Classic tales of adventure speak of deeds accomplished, and cultural heroes roam across an arresting Native landscape of legend and history. Ancient stories, captured in oral tradition, cast the shadow of the Blackfoot people far into the past and provide foundation and meaning for their lives in the present. The final section of this book is an insightful overview of the history and culture of the Blackfoot Nation. First published in 1892, Blackfoot Lodge Tales is based on George Bird Grinnell’s personal interactions with the Blackfoot people.
A member of the Blackfeet Tribe and a historian, Thedis Berthelson Crowe provides an indigenous perspective of the Blackfoot Lodge Tales in her new introduction to this edition. Her great-great grandfather, William Russell, served as the Blackfoot interpreter for Grinnell.About the Author :
George Bird Grinnell was a man of diverse talents editor, author, traveler, and scientist. Born in 1849, he became, by turn of the century, one of the best-known and most popular interpreters of the American Indian.
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Description du livre Forgotten Books, 2008. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1605068632