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Native American myths by Neil Morris

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Published by Skyview Books, Windmill Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Indian mythology -- North America -- Juvenile literature,
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore,
  • Tales -- North America -- Juvenile literature,
  • Legends -- North America -- juvenile literature,
  • Indian mythology -- North America,
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore,
  • Tales -- North America,
  • Legends -- North America

Book details:

About the Edition

Provides a brief introduction to early Native American civilization, a retelling of fifteen Native American myths, and a who"s who of characters.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

StatementNeil Morris.
GenreJuvenile literature, Folklore, juvenile literature
SeriesMyths from many lands, Myths from many lands
LC ClassificationsE59.R38 M67 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23655820M
ISBN 101607542277
ISBN 109781607542278
LC Control Number2009280420

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