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Pima Indian Legends
By Anna Moore Shaw
111 pp. / 5.25 in x 7.50 in / 1968
Paper (978-0-8165-0186-1)
Related Interest
  - Papago [Tohono O'odham] & Pima

Coyote, Eagle-man, quail, bear, and other charaters relate their adventures in two dozen delightful tales Anna Shaw heard her father tell when she was young. The author, a Pima herself, unfolds
Illustrations, simple literary structure, and logical sequence make for enlightening and entertaining reading.

—-Journal of the West

The legends trace the origin myths and development of the Pima, and continue by presenting some Piman folk heroes such as Coyote and Roadrunner. Those who like to keep up on the southwestern folk hero (or anti-hero) Coyote will discover a number of delightful tales of his prowess.


twenty-four charming Indian tales as passed down from generation to generation. Simple, and beautiful in design and content. A delight for all ages.

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