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Nine tales, selected and retold here by anthropologist and author Theodora Kroeber for the adult general-interest reader. The new foreword by her son, Karl Kroeber, provides context about the author's methods and describes his own personal connection to the stories themselves.
About the Author
Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979) was a noted anthropologist and also the author of Ishi in Two Worlds (California). Karl Kroeber, son of Theodora Kroeber, is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and coeditor of Ishi in Three Centuries (2002).
Table of Contents
Foreward by Karl KroeberIntroductionI.The Inland WhaleLoon WomanButterfly ManDance MadLove CharmUmaiAbout-the-House GirlTesilya, Sun's DaughterThe Man's WifeII.Some Qualities of Indian StoriesAbout the Stories in This BookSources