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Nearly 70 tales from such diverse tribes as Creek, Navajo, Roanoke, Hopi, Lakota and Seminole are woven together into a single epic.

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Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses and Aesop's Fables, the author creates a cycle of myths tracing the origins of Native American religion, morality, and history, complemented by line drawings.

"Gives voice to the grandfathers and elders passing on the legends and lore of their tribes... a wonderful book, which makes you feel the touch of an eagle's wing on your face, while the scent of sage is filling the air."      ~Richard Erdoes, Lame Deer

"Hausman gathered these stories from many U.S. tribes and here ambitiously attempts to reinterpret them and create a sort of American Indian epic. The book begins with creation myths and ends with tales of Geronimo, The Ghost Dance, and Black Elk.

The 70 stories are short and are recounted in a simplistic and stereotypically 'Indian' style. Many may prefer to read these stories as originally told or written; it is not clear in Tunkashila which parts are Hausman's and which are traditional."       ~Library Journal

Author Hausman, Gerald
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 265 pp.
Publisher St. Martin's Press 1993
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