Rabbit boy kicked that blood clot around: tales of human creation -- The place of emergence : tales of world creation -- The eye of the great spirit : tales of the sun, moon, and stars -- Ordeals of the hero : monsters and monster slayers -- Counting coup : war and the warrior code -- The sound of flutes : tales of love and lust -- Coyote laughs and cries : trickster tales -- Four legs, two legs, and no legs : stories of animals and other people -- Something whistling in the night : ghosts and the spirit world -- Only the rocks and mountains last forever : visions of the end. Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world. More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. --! From front cover.