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

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr

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Storytellers from over 100 Native American societies lend their voices to this collection of "grandmother's basket tales." 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. The Turnbaughs supplement these authentic Native accounts with their own introductions.
More than 280 handsome and historic photographs celebrate the traditional beauty and lore of American Indian basketry. They include many original and never-before-published images that depict Native artisans and their baskets.
Woven together into one unique volume, these stories, commentaries, and illustrations document the rich heritage of Native North American basketry as no other book has done.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. xi
We Hear the Baskets Talkingp. 2
Basket Beginningsp. 8
The Basket Makersp. 16
Basket Form and Functionp. 32
From the Bark of the Wickup Treep. 50
Baskets by Designp. 66
Burden Basket Talesp. 82
Bountiful Basketsp. 100
Amazing Basketsp. 112
Some Out-of-This-World Basketsp. 126
Monster Basketsp. 140
Pandora's Basketp. 152
The Mother-of-All Basketsp. 162
The Rite Basketsp. 174
A Basket of Coyote Talesp. 190
Notesp. 199
Picture Creditsp. 206
Indexp. 207
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