Indian legends of the Pacific Northwest

by Ella E. Clark

Other authorsRobert Bruce Inverarity (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1953




Berkeley : University of California Press, c1953.


A collection of over one hundred tribal tales drawn from government documents, old periodicals and histories, reports of anthropologists and folklorists, and personal interviews with Indians of Washington and Oregon.

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LibraryThing member Czrbr
Book Description: University of California Press, 1953. 1953 Soft Cover. Near Mint/No Jacket. First Edition,23rd Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:0-520-00243-1.
LibraryThing member eilonwy_anne
Not recommended for serious folkloric study. The preface with its note about editing out 'bodily fluids' gave me pause, and I later found the originally collected version of one story, only to discover Clark had removed an entire pregnancy.

I also think her focus on tales that explain the origins of geographic features makes the volume less interesting to the general reader.… (more)
LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
This one's a 1953 collection of tales from Native American tribes of Washington and Oregon, gathered from historical documents and interviews with Native elders. The book does have a white-centric feel to it that I don't think you'd get with a 21st collection of these tales. Or maybe I was just projecting that. Either way, the important thing is the stories themselves. They are very enjoyable and well recounted.
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