Books Maidu Indian Myths and Stories of Hanc'ibyjim, The

Maidu Indian Myths and Stories of Hanc'ibyjim, The

Maidu Indian Myths and Stories of Hanc'ibyjim, The
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Linguist and Anthropologist, William Shipley, has produced a major anthology of myths and tales of the Maidu Indians of northern California. Originally told by Hanc'ibyjim, the last great Maidu storyteller, to an American Museum of Natural History expedition in 1902-1903, the stories in this collection languised, all but forgotten, until Shipley began their recovery in the 1980s. In his vibrant new translation, he has gone t great lengths to maintain the oral, theatrical quality of their original telling. Sensitively handled, the narratives take on an Homeric timbre. Included are stories of creation, the trickster, Coyote, and numerous other beings. Shipley also provides a brief, helpful introduction to the Maidu people. By presenting a broad cross-section of myths, Shipley supplies a full-scale picture of the Maidu as earthy, sensuous human beings. Paperbound: 181 pages: 6 x 9"
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