The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legends

The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legends

Paperback(First Edition, With a New Foreword by Karl Kroeber)

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Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520246935
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/05/2005
Edition description: First Edition, With a New Foreword by Karl Kroeber
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 890,491
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)

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 Kroeber
Introduction

I.
The Inland Whale
Loon Woman
Butterfly Man
Dance Mad
Love Charm
Umai
About-the-House Girl
Tesilya, Sun's Daughter
The Man's Wife

II.
Some Qualities of Indian Stories
About the Stories in This Book

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