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Sky Loom Brian Swann

Sky Loom

Brian Swann

Published January 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781322143101
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559 pages
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Sky Loom offers a dazzling introduction to Native American myths, stories, and songs drawn from previous collections by acclaimed translator and poet Brian Swann. With a general introduction by Swann, Sky Loom is a stunning collection thatMoreSky Loom offers a dazzling introduction to Native American myths, stories, and songs drawn from previous collections by acclaimed translator and poet Brian Swann. With a general introduction by Swann, Sky Loom is a stunning collection that provides a glimpse into the intricacies and beauties of story and myth, placing them in their cultural, historical, and linguistic contexts.Each of the twenty-six selections is translated and introduced by a well-known expert on Native oral literatures and offers entry into the cultures and traditions of several different tribes and bands, including the Yupiit and the Tlingits of the polar North- the Coast Salish and the Kwakwakawakw of the Pacific Northwest- the Navajos, the Pimas, and the Yaquis of the Southwest- the Lakota Sioux and the Plains Crees of the Great Plains- the Ojibwes of the Great Lakes- the Naskapis and the Eastern Crees of the Hudson Bay area in Canada- and the Munsees of the Northeast. Sky Loom takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through literary traditions older than the discovery of the New World.