Coyote Speaks Wonders of the Native American World by Ari Berk, Carolyn Dunn
  

Synopsis

Coyote Speaks Wonders of the Native American World by Ari Berk, Carolyn Dunn

Through artefacts, stories (passed down from generation to generation) and contemporary artworks, this book explains how to look at and appreciate Native American culture. What do certain animals represent? What does a shaman do? How does the tactile world, the animal world and the Spirit world interact? What do certain symbols mean? Of the more than 500 known tribes nearly 50 are represented, from all parts of the country. This book includes an index and a glossary of tribes.

About the Author

Ari Berk is a writer, artist and Professor of literature at Central Michigan University where he teaches in the fields of myth, folklore and Native American literature. He is the author of scholarly studies as well as popular titles for children and adults, most notably The Runes of Elfland and Goblins! (with Brian Froud/Abrams). Carolyn Dunn is a poet, journalist, playwright and musician, and is an Irvine Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California (USC). She is the author of two books of poetry Outfoxing Coyote and Echo Location and is co-editor of the anthologies Through The Eye of the Deer (with Carol Comfort) and Hozho: Walking In Beauty (with Paula Gunn Allen). A member of the all woman drum group The Mankillers, she lives in Los Angeles, USA, with her husband and children.

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Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Ari Berk, Carolyn Dunn
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Publisher

Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

29th August 2008

ISBN

9780810993723


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