By Sam D. Gill
Dictionary of local American Mythology contains over 1,000 colourful, occasionally earthy, and regularly interesting entries. utilizing the rigorously selected pass references, readers can fast entry the meanings of hundreds of thousands of components of lore―from names, words, and emblems to pictures, motifs, and themes.
Ten territory maps, which pinpoint specific destinations of the tribes pointed out within the textual content, and a tribal index improve this volume's usefulness. The bibliography is the main broad ever compiled at the topic. A satisfaction to the informal browser, and vital for a person drawn to the learn of local American cultures.
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