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Tsimshian Texts

Franz Boas

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Tags: Native American »Folk-Lore & Mythology

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This is a collection of texts from the Tsimshian, who lived (and continue to reside) on the northwestern coast of British Columbia. The first three are tales of culture heroes and heroines, far longer than most texts of this kind. These first three stories, with legendary quests, mysterious supernatural beings and atmospheric descriptions, remind one of Icelandic sagas. Following these are a couple of short animal rivalry stories. The last item is a notable deluge myth which appears to have very little if any European influence.

This book has 73 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1912.

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