Indian Tales (A California legacy book)

Indian Tales (A California legacy book)

Indian Tales A California legacy book Fiction Native American Studies INDIAN TALES begins as Bear Antelope and their son Fox set out to visit relatives on the coast Old Man Coyote Oriole and various others join them over the course

  • Title: Indian Tales (A California legacy book)
  • Author: Jaime De Angulo
  • ISBN: 9781890771669
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fiction Native American Studies INDIAN TALES begins as Bear, Antelope, and their son, Fox, set out to visit relatives on the coast Old Man Coyote, Oriole, and various others join them over the course of this journey, as Fox learns how to hunt with rabbit sticks, how the world was destroyed and created all over again, and how to sing to his shadow in the morning so it wiFiction Native American Studies INDIAN TALES begins as Bear, Antelope, and their son, Fox, set out to visit relatives on the coast Old Man Coyote, Oriole, and various others join them over the course of this journey, as Fox learns how to hunt with rabbit sticks, how the world was destroyed and created all over again, and how to sing to his shadow in the morning so it will find its way back to him A brilliant synthesis of forty years of life and learning among the Achumawi, Pomo, Karuk, Mewuk, and other California tribes, these tales reflect the flavor, tone, and rhythm of Indian traditions while offering edification and delight in equal amounts to adults as well as children Jaime de Angulo 1887 1950 was born to Spanish parents and lived in Paris until he arrived in the United States at the age of eighteen Over the course of his lifetime, he was a cowboy, a rancher, a doctor, a psychologist, an ethnographer and renowned linguist, and a novelist His other books include INDIANS IN OVE

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    Oriole said to Fox, "Oh, come along let's play. You study too much; it will hurt your back. Why do you ask all those questions from the grown-ups? They don't know the answers. You only embarrass them.""But I want to know the truth.""What for?""Because I want to know the way it really happened.""IT HAPPENED THE WAY they tell it.""But they tell it differently!""Then it is because it happened differently."p.87-88 Indian Talesbased on KPFA recordings of this eccentric anthropologist. From his work w [...]

    Reread this recently. I really enjoyed the way de Angulo pulled together so many different elements into such a simple story. It's a family traveling from one location to another, yet the world unfolds before them along the way. He blurs the lines between fact and fiction, ethnography and myth, human and animal. It raises the question, is the chasm between modern and primitive so very great? Or is it simply a matter of perception? Is there such thing as a modern or a primitive mind? Doesn't it a [...]

    Why is this book so good? California Pit River Indian tales for children? Sounds like a total bore.It is instead totally engaging, delightful and very moving. The best (American?) writers write like this--transparently clear, relaxed, intimately. I'm thinking of Williams, Sherwood Anderson, Rexroth, Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, etc. This style is really not a style at all, but expression of a certain kind of ease and mastery. This here is a very simple book, so any missteps, no matter how slight, [...]

    This is a religious fundamentalist tale, just not your religion. Before people, the world was brimming with consciousness and intelligence. This is the story of what happened next.

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