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By Barre Toelken

ISBN-10: 0874215552

ISBN-13: 9780874215557

ISBN-10: 0874215560

ISBN-13: 9780874215564

After a profession operating and dwelling with American Indians and learning their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping research of local American folklore within the West. inside a framework of functionality thought, cultural worldview, and collaborative learn, he examines local American visible arts, dance, oral culture (story and song), humor, and styles of considering and discovery to illustrate what could be gleaned from Indian traditions by way of Natives and non-Natives alike. within the strategy he considers renowned distortions of Indian ideals, demystifies many traditions through exhibiting how they are often comprehended inside of their cultural contexts, considers why a few points of local American existence should not intended to be understood by means of or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how a lot might be realized via sensitivity to and wisdom of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The ache of Snails is a vital paintings for the gathering of any critical reader in folklore or local American studies.

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