American Indian Myths and Legends
edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz
This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich and mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, have added a broad selection of contemporary Indian voices to the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.