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Sitting on the blue-eyed bear : Navajo myths and legends

Navajo stories and poems with explanatory material
Print Book, English, 1975
L. Hill, Westport, Conn., 1975
xi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780882080611, 088208061X
General introduction. The people and their land
The people and their art
The people and their universe
The people today. Twelve poem of origin and journey. Before ; The flood ; The animals were sent ; Eagle-death ; The evil eye ; The younger sister and the blue racer snake ; Shiprock ; The whistle ; Growing old ; The visit of the rainbow person ; Rainbow ; The turquoise horse
About the poems
Two stories of the winter fire. Rain Boy and Butterfly Boy ; Coyote and Beautiful Woman. Two medicine stories. Gila Monster's tobacco ; Humming Bird, the medicine man
Chants, dances, dawns, and prayers : sixteen poems of Navajo ceremony. Sitting on the blue-eyed bear ; The white man's ghost ; The making of Cornfather-Dancer's headdress ; Flute Boy watches a Hopi butterfly dance ; Between ; Winter thunder ; The man ; Coarse Hair's medicine ; Medicines and injuries ; The risen sun : woman's ceremony ; Washing hands and hair : the wedding ; Birth ; The chanter's failure ; House of the gods ; Prayer before the night chant of "All is well" ; Song from the chant "All is well"
About the poems