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Yaqui Myths and Legends
By Ruth Warner Giddings
180 pp. / 5.25 in x 7.50 in / 1974
Paper (978-0-8165-0467-1)
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  - Yaqui

Sixty-one tales narrated by Yaquis reflect this people's sense of the sacred and material value of their territory.
These stories are not curiosities, dead fairy tales. . . . Yaqui Myths and Legends is the spirit of the land—the living oral tradition of a people.

—Journal of Arizona History

Forthright in character, they are often grim, sometimes humorous, occasionally pointing a moral, but primarily entertaining.


Yaqui Myths And Legends is a compilation of sixty-one tales narrated by Yaquis which reflect this Native American people's sense of the sacred and material value of their territory and the antiquity and distinctiveness of their customs. These aren't obsolete fairy tales, but vibrant, living expressions of Native American oral tradition and cultural expression.

—The Bookwatch

The stories will bring as much joy to youngsters as to grownups.

—The Associated Press

Folklore for the interested layman as well as the scholar. Anyone interested in the Greater Southwest, or folklore in general, will find a use for this volume.


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