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Author Toelken, Barre, 1935-2018.

Title The anguish of snails : Native American folklore in the West / Barre Toelken.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 204 pages) : illustrations (some color).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Folklife of the West ; v. 2
Folklife of the West ; v. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: the snail's clues -- Cultural patterns in Native American folklore: an introduction -- Visual patterns of performance: arts -- Kinetic patterns of performance: dance -- Oral patterns of performance: story and song -- Patterns and themes in Native humor -- Cultural patterns of discovery -- Epilogue: "gleaning" and the active audience.
Note Print version record.
Summary After a career of working and living with Native Americans and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance theory, cultural worldview, and collaborative research, he examines Native American visual arts, dance, oral tradition (story and song), humor, and patterns of thinking and discovery to demonstrate what can be gleaned from Indian traditions by Natives and non-Natives alike. In the process he considers popular distortions of Indian beliefs, demystifies many traditions by showing how they can be comprehended within their cultural contexts, considers why some aspects of Native American life are not meant to be understood by or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how much can be learned through sensitivity to and awareness of cultural values.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Performance -- West (U.S.)
Folklore -- West (U.S.) -- Classification.
Oral tradition -- West (U.S.)
Indiens d'Amérique -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Interprétation -- États-Unis (Ouest)
Folklore -- États-Unis (Ouest) -- Classification.
Tradition orale -- États-Unis (Ouest)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Folklore -- Performance. (OCoLC)fst00930332
Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Oral tradition. (OCoLC)fst01047117
West United States. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Amerika -- Nordwest
Genre/Form Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst01423784
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Toelken, Barre. Anguish of snails. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2003 0874215560 0874215552 (DLC) 2003006172 (OCoLC)51867953
ISBN 0874214750 (electronic bk.)
9780874214758 (electronic bk.)
0874215560 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0874215552 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780874215564 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780874215557 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051451074
AU@ 000058146663
AU@ 000062326424
DEBSZ 430441908
GBVCP 1008648353

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