Wearing the Morning Star

Wearing the Morning Star

Native American Song-poems

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Representing a century of work, an outstanding compilation of Native American poetry, songs, and verse place the works within their true cultural context and celebrates the rich complexities of Native American culture, themes, and belief

Blackwell North Amer
As Brian Swann demonstrated in Coming to Light, his compilation of Native American literature, the indigenous peoples of North America have a rich and vibrant oral tradition. With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a new collection of Native American songs that further celebrates this tradition. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have themes that are very familiar; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the native cultures. There are songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw.
Brian Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that combine to place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works.

Baker
& Taylor

Representing a century of work, an outstanding compilation of Native American poetry, songs, and verse places the works within their true cultural context and celebrates the rich complexities of Native American culture, themes, and belief. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1996
ISBN: 9780679448273
0679448276
Branch Call Number: 897 SWA
Characteristics: xxv, 180 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Swann, Brian - Editor

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