The primitive reader; an anthology of myths, tales, songs, riddles, and proverbs of aboriginal peoples around the world.

; Greenway, John. Literature among the primitives
Hatboro, Pa., Folklore Associates, 1965.

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George Washington
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
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Other Authors Greenway, John.
Subjects Folk literature.
Description 211 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Textual supplement to the author's Literature among the primitives.
Bibliographical references included in "Acknowledgments and sources of selections" (pages 203-211).
Contents Chapter one: Myth -- The Southern Cross -- Eingana the mother -- How the Mura-Mura Paralina perfected mankind -- Baiame curses the Madhi -- Sedna and the Fulmar -- The winged wife -- Why the Ainus are poor -- The beginning of the Midewiwin -- The ghost dance among the Sioux -- A tale of Kininaekai -- Chapter two: Explanatory tales -- The origin of the Cheyenne -- The legend of Indian corn -- The consequence -- Why Moungaone people need not fear sharks -- Pistol, the fighting-gun -- How Obasi Osaw proved the wisdom of tortoise -- The young man and the skull -- A fish famine legend -- Why women court men -- The origin of jungle leeches -- The survival of books -- The rat and the rail -- The fearful sun -- Chapter three: Tricksters -- Nareau's tricks in the assembly house -- Trickster marries his daughter -- An adulterer punished -- Manabush and the birds -- Deluge -- How Kutq jumped into a whale -- The Crocodile Man and the Heron Man -- The heron and the turtle -- Mani'i eats a boy -- Why Nki lives in the tops of palm trees -- The tortoise and the antelope -- The hedgehog and the jackal -- Chapter four: Variations on a theme -- Birhor earth diver story -- The origin of Kava -- The Arapaho account of the Pleiades -- How the young hunter caught the sun -- Snaring the sun -- Noosing of the sun -- The theft of fire -- How the lame boy brought fire from Heaven -- How Nyankompon's stories came to be called Ananse stories -- The tar wolf -- Man and turtle -- Chapter five: Tales from the Europeans -- The Devil as earth diver -- A Mohawk legend of Adam and Eve -- White men are snakes -- The story of creation -- Adam and Eve -- The Tower of Babel -- How the white race came to America and why the Gaiwiio became a necessity -- A Tsimshian Solomon story -- Solomon and the glass ceiling -- The origin of the worm pipe -- Chief Piuke and his beautiful daughter -- The girl, the Samoan, and the cat -- The lion, the hyena, and the jackal -- Chapter six: Riddles and proverbs -- Chapter seven: Songs.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)985932
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WorldCat Identities Greenway, John,
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