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Main Title Spirit of the New England tribes : Indian history and folklore, 1620-1984 /
Author Simmons, William Scranton,
Publisher University Press of New England,
Year Published 1986
OCLC Number 12973700
ISBN 0874513707; 9780874513707; 0874513723; 9780874513721
Subjects Indians of North America--New England--Folklore ; Indians of North America--New England--Legends ; Indians of North America--New England--History ; Folklore--New England ; Legends--New England ; New England--History, Local ; Volkscultuur ; Indianen ; Anthologie ; Indianer ; Indianersprachen ; Volksliteratur ; Neuengland ; Geschichte (1620-1984)
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Collation xi, 331 pages : map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and indexes.
Contents Notes
From the past to the present -- Worldview -- The first Europeans -- Christianity -- Shamans and witches -- Ghosts and the devil -- Treasures -- Giants: Maushop and Squant -- Little people -- Windows to the past: dreams and shrines -- Conclusion: "There is a stream that issues forth." "Spanning three centuries, this collection traces the historical evolution of legends, folktales, and traditions of four major native American groups from their earliest encounters with European settlers to the present. The book is based on some 240 folklore texts gathered from early colonial writings, newspapers, magazines, diaries, local histories, anthropology and folklore publications, a variety of unpublished manuscript sources, and field research with living Indians."--Publisher's description.