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Title The sacred oral tradition of the Havasupai : as retold by elders and headmen Manakaja and Sinyella 1918-1921 / translators, Mark Hanna[and others] ; anthropologists and transcribers, Leslie Spier, and Erma Gunther ; contributors, Robert C. Euler and Douglas W. Schwartz ; contributors and editors, Frank D. Tikalsky, Catherine A. Euler, and John Nagel

Publ Info Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2010]
2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  E99.H3 S23 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-305)
Contents Pt. I. Contexts : anthropology, history, and myth theory. The prehistory of the Grand Canyon / Robert C. Euler -- The changing life of the Havasupai / Douglas W. Schwartz -- History, leadership, and language / Catherine A. Euler -- An overture to the scientific study of myth / Frank D. Tikalsky and John Nagel -- Pt. II. The sacred oral tradition of the Havasupai. Introduction / Leslie Spier -- The stories / Manakaja and Sinyella. The culture heroes -- The origin of corn -- The separation of the tribes -- The separation of the Havasupai and Yavapai -- The sun and the moon are made (first version) -- The sun and the moon are made (second version) -- The early migration -- The culture heroes become animals -- The flood (first version) -- The flood (second version) -- The boy who killed a blue hawk (first version) -- The boy who killed blue hawk (second version) -- The Yavapai origin tale -- The people become rocks (first version) -- The people become rocks (second version) -- Wolf's boy (first version) -- Wolf's boy (second version) -- The stolen wife (first version) -- The stolen wife (second version) -- The water-elk (first version) -- The water-elk (second version) -- Bear and mountain lion (first version) -- Bear and mountain lion (second version) -- The wronged daughter -- Rock squirrel's grandson (first version) -- Rock squirrel's grandson (second version) -- The man on the ledge (first version) -- The man on the ledge (second version) -- The jealous Indians -- Turkey's revenge (first version) -- Turkey's revenge (second version) -- Snake's exploits -- The roc (first version) -- The roc (second version) -- Sun sets the world afire (first version) -- Sun sets the world afire (second version) -- Porcupine and coyote (first version) -- Porcupine and coyote (second version) -- Coyote and wolf kill bear -- Wolf and coyote catch fish (first version) -- Wolf and coyote catch fish (second version) -- Turkey -- The bungling host strikes his head -- The bungling host is stepped on -- The bungling host fires the brush -- Deer tricks coyote -- Bat -- Song series
Note Early In The Twentieth Century, Leslie Spier and Erna Gunther, graduate students trained by anthropologist Franz Boas, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon to learn about and record living Havasupai culture. In the process, they asked two Havasupai leaders and elders for every story they could remember. These were translated by native speakers and transcribed by the young anthropologists. Yet for unknown reasons Spier never published the whole collection of forty-eight stories, one of the earliest, most complete translations of an entire Native American oral tradition. Passed from Spier to anthropologist and Havasupai scholar Dr. Robert C. Euler, the stories, published here for the first time in book form with the permission of the Havasupai Tribal Council, are a cultural library and a cultural treasure that reflect an ancient Yuman-language mythological tradition. Publication, which has occurred in consultation with the council and elders, restores them to the People (Pai/Pa/Pah) from whom they arose
In addition to the forty-eight stories, the volume includes essays on the cultural prehistory of the Grand Canyon and the cultural life of the Havasupai, as well as an overview of Havasupai history, leadership, and language and an introduction to scientific thought on sacred story and mythology. --Book Jacket
LC subject Havasupai Indians -- Folklore
Havasupai mythology
Tales -- Arizona
Oral tradition -- Arizona
Add Author Manakaja, 1850?-1942
Sinyella, 1848?-1933
Euler, Robert C
Schwartz, Douglas W., 1929-
Tikalsky, Frank D
Euler, Catherine A
Nagel, John
Spier, Leslie, 1893-1961
Gunther, Erna, 1896-1982
Hanna, Mark, 1882-1964
Link Online version: Sacred oral tradition of the Havasupai. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2010 (OCoLC)757147448
ISBN 9780826349316 (cloth : alk. paper)
0826349315 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40019194921