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The Resource They dance in the sky : Native American star myths, [compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart

They dance in the sky : Native American star myths, [compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart

Label
They dance in the sky : Native American star myths
Title
They dance in the sky
Title remainder
Native American star myths
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of legends about the stars from various North American Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and constellations such as the Big Dipper
Cataloging source
DLC
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Monroe, Jean Guard
Dewey number
398.2/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.F6
LC item number
M66 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamson, Ray A.
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indian mythology
  • Stars
  • Indian mythology
  • Indians of North America
  • Stars
  • North America
Target audience
juvenile
Label
They dance in the sky : Native American star myths, [compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven dancing stars : legends of the Pleiades. Bright Shining Old Man (Onondaga) -- Raccoon's children and baby coyote (Shasta) -- Wild Onion Woman (Monache) -- Baakil and his wives (Tachi Yokut)
  • Celestial bear : stories of the Big Dipper. The celestial bear (Micmac) -- Grizzly bear brother-in-law (Coeur d'Alene) -- How Coyote arranged the sky (Wasco) -- The elk hunters (Snohomish)
  • Coyote scatters the stars : myths from the Southwest. Black God and his stars (Navajo) -- The little girl who scatters the stars (Pueblo) -- Coyote scatters the stars (Cochiti) -- The dove maidens (Picuris)
  • When stars fell to earth : legends of the Pawnee. Stone God (Skidi Pawnee) -- The Pawnee constellations -- The seventh star (Skidi Pawnee) -- Basket Woman, mother of the stars (Skidi Pawnee) -- White Elk, the bear man (Pitahawirata)
  • Morning star : legends of the Plains Indians. The fixed star (Blackfoot) -- The sacred star (Omaha) -- The sun dance wheel (Arapaho) -- The seven stars (Assiniboin)
  • They live in the sky : stories of the California Indians. The land of the dead (Gabrielino) -- Sky Coyote (Chumash) -- How Rattlesnake had his revenge (Luiseño) -- The seven boys-turned-geese (Chumash) -- Eight wise men (Chumash) -- The seven sisters (Luiseño) -- The wolf and the crane (Tachi Yokut) -- Journey of the piñon gatherers (Chumash)
  • Chinook wind : stories from the Northwest coast. The elkskin (Quileute) -- Coyote loves a star (Klamath) -- Chinook Wind wrestles Cold Wind (Wasco)
  • Star beings : tales from the Southeast. The door through the sky (Cherokee) -- What the stars are like (Cherokee) -- The celestial canoe (Alabama) -- Anitsutsa, the boys (Cherokee) -- Where the dog ran (Cherokee)
Control code
14818281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780395399705
Lccn
86027547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)14818281
Label
They dance in the sky : Native American star myths, [compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven dancing stars : legends of the Pleiades. Bright Shining Old Man (Onondaga) -- Raccoon's children and baby coyote (Shasta) -- Wild Onion Woman (Monache) -- Baakil and his wives (Tachi Yokut)
  • Celestial bear : stories of the Big Dipper. The celestial bear (Micmac) -- Grizzly bear brother-in-law (Coeur d'Alene) -- How Coyote arranged the sky (Wasco) -- The elk hunters (Snohomish)
  • Coyote scatters the stars : myths from the Southwest. Black God and his stars (Navajo) -- The little girl who scatters the stars (Pueblo) -- Coyote scatters the stars (Cochiti) -- The dove maidens (Picuris)
  • When stars fell to earth : legends of the Pawnee. Stone God (Skidi Pawnee) -- The Pawnee constellations -- The seventh star (Skidi Pawnee) -- Basket Woman, mother of the stars (Skidi Pawnee) -- White Elk, the bear man (Pitahawirata)
  • Morning star : legends of the Plains Indians. The fixed star (Blackfoot) -- The sacred star (Omaha) -- The sun dance wheel (Arapaho) -- The seven stars (Assiniboin)
  • They live in the sky : stories of the California Indians. The land of the dead (Gabrielino) -- Sky Coyote (Chumash) -- How Rattlesnake had his revenge (Luiseño) -- The seven boys-turned-geese (Chumash) -- Eight wise men (Chumash) -- The seven sisters (Luiseño) -- The wolf and the crane (Tachi Yokut) -- Journey of the piñon gatherers (Chumash)
  • Chinook wind : stories from the Northwest coast. The elkskin (Quileute) -- Coyote loves a star (Klamath) -- Chinook Wind wrestles Cold Wind (Wasco)
  • Star beings : tales from the Southeast. The door through the sky (Cherokee) -- What the stars are like (Cherokee) -- The celestial canoe (Alabama) -- Anitsutsa, the boys (Cherokee) -- Where the dog ran (Cherokee)
Control code
14818281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780395399705
Lccn
86027547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)14818281

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