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Jicarilla Apache Texts : The Traditions, Stories, Legends and Myths of the Apache Native American Jicarilla Tribes
by Pliny Earle Goddard




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The Jicarilla Apaches carry a rich tradition of legendary stories, and customs ranging back centuries - this book, translated directly from texts in the Apache language, contains many examples of tribal lore.

An exceptional introduction to Native American tribal culture, we find here a range of descriptions and narrations. The initial selection concerns the early creation myths of the Apache, while certain animals are discussed as representing symbols in nature. Other stories concern ancient heroes who embark upon daring rescues or deliver people under their protection to safety. In many stories, animals themselves are personified, with various traits - noble and otherwise - displayed in such stories.

Later entries in this collection include personal anecdotes of events that happened in the distant past; the Apache's history with the neighboring Navajo tribe, successful hunts of mighty beasts and game, and various explorations of distant canyons. Finally, a selection of explanations concerning life in the Apache tribe are offered - advice on building a tipi hut, cooking certain meats, the medicine ceremonies and rituals, the celebrations of adolescence and the slaying of the buffalo are some of the topics.

Overall, this book is a fine introduction to the rich Apache culture and traditions.

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Overview

The Jicarilla Apaches carry a rich tradition of legendary stories, and customs ranging back centuries - this book, translated directly from texts in the Apache language, contains many examples of tribal lore.

An exceptional introduction to Native American tribal culture, we find here a range of descriptions and narrations. The initial selection concerns the early creation myths of the Apache, while certain animals are discussed as representing symbols in nature. Other stories concern ancient heroes who embark upon daring rescues or deliver people under their protection to safety. In many stories, animals themselves are personified, with various traits - noble and otherwise - displayed in such stories.

Later entries in this collection include personal anecdotes of events that happened in the distant past; the Apache's history with the neighboring Navajo tribe, successful hunts of mighty beasts and game, and various explorations of distant canyons. Finally, a selection of explanations concerning life in the Apache tribe are offered - advice on building a tipi hut, cooking certain meats, the medicine ceremonies and rituals, the celebrations of adolescence and the slaying of the buffalo are some of the topics.

Overall, this book is a fine introduction to the rich Apache culture and traditions.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781789871425
  • ISBN-10: 1789871425
  • Publisher: Pantianos Classics
  • Publish Date: January 1911
  • Page Count: 84
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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