Trickster Tales of Southeastern Native Americans
Stories from the Creek, Natchez, Seminole, Catawba, Cherokee and Other Nations
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About the Book
An agent of chaos and deceit, the trickster has been a favorite character spanning thousands of years and multiple peoples. From legends belonging to Native Americans such as the Creek, Natchez, Seminole and Catawba, to tales borrowed from Africa and Europe, this work discusses 73 trickster tales.
Beginning with Creek tales, this work continues with a blend of Native American and African American folktales, organized according to the indigenous people who told them. These stories include the American Southeast’s most notorious trickster, Rabbit; his gullible victims such as Alligator, Wildcat and Wolf; and other tricksters such as Buzzard, Pig, Possum and more.
About the Author(s)
Terry L. Norton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023