American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends)

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Richard Erdoes is an illustrator, photographer, and author of more than twenty books on the American West, including the classics
Lame Deer: Seeker of Wisdom
Lakota Woman.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, and educated in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris, he now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His photographs have been published in
Geographic, Life, and many other magazines, and he created the illustrations that appear in this book.
Alfonso Ortiz was born at San Juan, a Tewa pueblo in New Mexico, and was Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. He was a MacArthur Fellow, the author of
The Tewa World,
and the contributing editor of the two Southwest volumes of the Smithsonian’s
Handbook of the North American Indian.
He died in 1997.
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First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin.
a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 1998
Published in Penguin Books 1999
Copyright © Richard Erdoes and the Estate of Alfonso Ortiz, 1998
Illustrations copyright © Richard Erdoes, 1998
All rights reserved
Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint the following copyrighted works:
“Origin of the Moon and the Sun” from
lndian Legends of the NorthernRockies
by Ella Clark.
By permission of the University of Oklahoma Press.
“Coyote and Eagle Visit the Land of the Dead” from
Indian Legends ofthePacific Northwest
by Ella Clark. Copyright © 1953 The Regents of the University of California;
© renewed 1981 Ella E. Clark. By permission of the University of California Press.
“The Adventures of a Meatball” from
Texts by Elliott Canonge.
By permission of the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
“Where Do Babies Come From?” from “Karuk Indian Myths”
by John P. Harrington, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 107, 1932.
By permission of the Smithsonian Institution Press.
“Napi Races Coyote for a Meal” from
The SunCameDown
by Percy Bullchild. Copyright
© 1985 by Percy Bullchild.
“How Maasaw Slept with a Beautiful Maiden” and “How Maasaw
and the People of Orayvi Got Scared to Death Once” (retitled “Scared to Death”)
Stories of Maasaw, A Hopi God
by Ekkehart Malotki and Michael Lomatuway‘ma.
Copyright © 1987 by the University of Nebraska Press.
eISBN : 978-1-101-17406-7
1. Indians of North America—Folklore. 2. Tales—North America. 3. Trickster.
I. Erdoes, Richard. II. Ortiz, Alfonso, 1939-1997.
E98.F6A48 1998
398.2’08997—dc21 97-37763

This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alfonso Ortiz, my coauthor and lifelong friend. He was a man of wisdom, an eminent scholar, a beloved teacher, and a storyteller with a gentle sense of humor. He lives on in his work and in all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.
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