During this really good remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an intensive new introductory essay and extra observation through the e-book at the background of local americans, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He comprises examples of myths from tribes passed over by way of Spence, a advisor to tribes and their myths through area, a easy Lakota (Sioux) thesaurus, courses to key pronunciations and a bibliography.
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