Barre Toelken's Anguish Of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West: 2 PDF

By Barre Toelken

After a profession operating and dwelling with American Indians and learning their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping research of local American folklore within the West. inside a framework of functionality concept, cultural worldview, and collaborative study, he examines local American visible arts, dance, oral culture (story and song), humor, and styles of considering and discovery to illustrate what might be gleaned from Indian traditions by means of Natives and non-Natives alike. within the procedure he considers renowned distortions of Indian ideals, demystifies many traditions by way of exhibiting how they are often comprehended inside of their cultural contexts, considers why a few features of local American lifestyles are usually not intended to be understood via or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how a lot will be realized via sensitivity to and information of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The agony of Snails is a vital paintings for the gathering of any severe reader in folklore or local American studies.

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