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Algonquin legends by Charles Godfrey Leland

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Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English



  • New England.


  • Algonquian Indians -- Folklore.,
  • Algonquian mythology.,
  • Folklore -- New England.

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Edition Notes

Originally published: The Algonquin legends of New England. Boston : Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.

StatementCharles G. Leland.
LC ClassificationsE99.A35 L44 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 379 p. :
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1552305M
ISBN 100486269442
LC Control Number91032204

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  The Algonquin legends of New England; or, Myths and folk lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes by Leland, Charles Godfrey, Pages: Founded in , Algonquin Books is an independent publisher of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Offices in Chapel Hill, NC, and New York City. After his law studies were completed, Leland became a journalist, working for such periodicals as P.T. Barnum's Illustrated News, Vanity Fair, and Graham's Magazine. The mid-to-late s were very eventful for Leland; he published his first book, Meister Karl's Sketch-Book in and married Eliza Bella Fisher in Myths and legends provide unique and authentic sources of knowledge about our deepest instincts and ways of interpreting the world and our place in it. This volume remains one of the most powerful and revealing studies of the Algonquin versions of such myths, a thorough, comprehensive collection that will prove invaluable to any student of American Indian culture or myth, folklore, and religion.

Algonquin legend about Michabo rebuilding the earth after a flood. About The Algonquin Myth of Michabo: Anthropology article analyzing the Algonquin Michabou legends. Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends Great Rabbit and the Long-Tailed Wildcat: Children's book illustrating an Algonquin legend about Wildcat unwisely picking a. Algonquin Legends (Native American Ser.) View larger image. By: Charles G. Leland. Read Now. Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with. these Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, legends give, with few exceptions, in full and coherently, many tales which have only reached us in a broken, imperfect form, from other sources. This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to.   The Algonquin legends of New England: or, Myths and folk lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes 11 editions By Charles Godfrey Leland Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks.