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Basket Tales of the Grandmothers: American Indian Baskets in Myth and Legend

ISBN: 9780962831416
Publisher: Museum of Primitive Art & Culture
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 2000-01
Number of pages: 224
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Storytellers from over 100 Native American societies lend their voices to this fascinating collection. From creation myths to ghost stories and fables, "Indian baskets" provide the theme for over 250 traditional selections, each recounted in the words of its narrator. More than 280 historic photographs celebrate the traditional beauty and lore of American Indian basketry. Woven together into one unique volume, these cherished stories, informative commentaries, and exciting illustrations document the rich heritage of Native North American basketry. William A. Turnbaugh is professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh is director of the Museum of Primitive Art and Culture in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, and is adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island.

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