A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889221895
Pages: 224
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC010000

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

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A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend

By Ralph Maud

Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, Swanton, Jenness, the luminaries of field research in British Columbia, are discussed here in A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend, and their work in Indian folklore evaluated. Other scholars, amateurs and Native informants of the past and present are given ample consideration, making this book a comprehensive survey of myth collecting in B.C. The aim is to reveal the true extent of this neglected body of world literature, and to begin to sort out the more valuable texts from those damaged in transmission. A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend is a valuable reference tool for beginning or advanced students of anthropology, and an absorbing look at the research process itself.

“Important not for what it might tell us about Indian culture in the past, but for what these myths may tell us about our society. This book goes some way toward that goal.”
Vancouver Sun