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Hawaiian Folk Tales (Illustrated) By Thomas G. Thrum
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Thomas G. Thrum has compiled a collection of native folk tales in Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends. The legends originally appeared in "The Hawaiian Annual." The Table of... More > contents includes Legends Resembling Old Testament History, Exploits of Maui, Pele and the Deluge, Pele and Kahawali,< Less
Folk Tales from Australia By Students' Academy
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Australia has an appeal that is nowhere to be found in this world. The birds and beasts--kangaroo, platypus, emu, rough grotesques of Nature, and the scenic beauty make Australia the most wonderful... More > continent on our planet. The natives were a race without a history, far more antique than Egypt, nearer the beginnings than any other people. Their weapons are the most primitive: those of the extinct Tasmanians were actually palæolithic. Most of the Australian folklore is in fact aboriginal folklore. The most attractive and fundamentally different characteristic of the Australian folk tales is the names of the characters. To a western reader the names might sound somewhat odd. This book has a great collection of the Australian folk tales to delight and inform every group of readers.< Less
FOLK STORIES FROM SOUTHERN NIGERIA WEST AFRICA By ELPHINSTONE DAYRELL, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I.
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"Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria" appeal to the anthropologist within me, no less than to the lover of what children and older people call "Fairy Tales." The stories are full... More > of mentions of strange institutions, as well as of rare adventures. I may be permitted to offer some running notes and comments on this mass of African curiosities from the crowded lumber-room of the native mind.< Less
Australian Legendary Tales By K. Langloh Parker
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A collection of Aboriginal folk tales of the Narran, or the Noongahburrah tribe, collected during the colonial period. These charming stories preserve the folk tales of the native Aborginal people,... More > not only for interested whites, but for the later generations of the Noongahburrah tribe.< Less
Weird Tales from Northern Seas (Illustrated) By Jonas Lie
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Lie tells us some of the wild legends of his native province, Nordland, some of the grim tales on which he himself was brought up, so to speak, that he is perhaps most vivid and enthralling. The... More > folk-lore of those lonely sub-arctic tracts is in keeping with the savagery of nature. We rarely, if ever, hear of friendly elves or companionable gnomes there. The supernatural beings that haunt those shores and seas are, for the most part, malignant and malefic. They seem to hate man. They love to mock his toils, and sport with his despair.< Less
Memory of a People By Jill Jarvis
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Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. It is a story as old as the mountains and as fresh as the rivers of long ago. He tells us of what it was like to be an Indian and to ride his horse through the... More > forests, not as boy and horse, but as brother and brother. He also tells of strange newcomers who arrived in his world and changed everything. It was a time when blossoms and tears painted the world. Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. In it he shares memories of a people who have much to tell us all about who we are . . . and who we could be.< Less
Memory of a People By Jill Jarvis
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Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. It is a story as old as the mountains and as fresh as the rivers of long ago. He tells us of what it was like to be an Indian and to ride his horse through the... More > forests, not as boy and horse, but as brother and brother. He also tells of strange newcomers who arrived in his world and changed everything. It was a time when blossoms and tears painted the world. Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. In it he shares memories of a people who have much to tell us all about who we are . . . and who we could be.< Less
Spider Woman By Uta Kurokashou
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Spider Woman is a story about growing up, love, and friendship. It is a tale of how young Navajo girl goes from being your everyday plain Jane to the great Navajo icon Spider Woman. In this tale... More > Chooli discovers her special talent, makes an unexpected friend, and finds the love of her life. It is written as my Grandmother has told it to me and as I have told it to my children and hopefully one day their children. A great story for anyone who has ever felt alone or un important.< Less
Spider Woman By A. Blackburn
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Spider Woman is a story about growing up, love, and friendship. It is a tale of how young Navajo girl goes from being your everyday plain Jane to the great Navajo icon Spider Woman. In this tale... More > Chooli discovers her special talent, makes an unexpected friend, and finds the love of her life. It is written as my Grandmother has told it to me and as I have told it to my children and hopefully one day their children. A great story for anyone who has ever felt alone or un important.< Less
Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle’s Lodge-Fire By Frank B. Linderman
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Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle’s Lodge-Fire By Frank B. Linderman. There is a wide difference between folk-lore of the so-called Old World and that of America. Transmitted orally... More > through countless generations, the folk-stories of our ancestors show many evidences of distortion and of change in material particulars; but the Indian seems to have been too fond of nature and too proud of tradition to have forgotten or changed the teachings of his forefathers. Childlike in simplicity, beginning with creation itself, and reaching to the whys and wherefores of nature's moods and eccentricities, these tales impress me as being well worth saving. I propose to tell what I know of these legends, keeping as near as possible to the Indian's style of story-telling, and using only tales told me by the older men of the Blackfeet, Chippewa, and Cree tribes.< Less

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