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Stories from Quechan Oral Literature

The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : World Oral Literature Series
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2015
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 novembre 2016
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781909254855
  • EAN électronique : 9782821876170
  • Nombre de pages : xii + 535 p.
Mark Turin
Foreword
Amy Miller
Introduction
Jessie Webb Escalante
1. The Man Who Bothered Ants
Quechan elder et John Comet
2. Two Stories About the Orphan Boy and the Monster

'Aréey. Tsakwshá Kwapaaxkyée (Seven Heads)

Jessie Webb Escalante
3. Xarathó
Mary K. Escalanti, Josefa Hartt et Rosita Carr
4. Three Stories About Kwayúu

Kwayúu. Púk Atsé

Quechan elder, Josefa Hartt et John Comet
5. Three Stories About Old Lady Sanyuuxáv

Old Lady Sanyuuxáv. Shakwatxót

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