Folklore

Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle

A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse
By Katie Lee

"A beautiful job, exact, comprehensive and witty. Should remain a basic history of the subject for many years to come."--Edward Abbey

She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales

Edited by Johnny Payne

These fables from highland Peru, presented in both Quechua and English, capture a rich oral tradition and illustrate many universal human themes.

La Música de los Viejitos

Hispano Folk Music of the Rio Grande del Norte
By Jack LoefflerEnrique R. LamadridKatherine Loeffler

Each song appears both in Spanish and English. For many, transcriptions of the musical notations are provided as well as graphic illustrations of dance technique.

Six Nuevomexicano Folk Dramas for Advent Season

By Larry Torres

This bilingual edition of these classic folk dramas is produced for both those acting in the plays, or for students of the literature.

Cuentos from Long Ago

By Paulette Atencio

A bilingual sampler of southwestern tales, legends, and myths offering the modern reader wisdom passed down for hundreds of years.

Mayan Folktales

Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Edited by James D. Sexton

Whether tragic or comic, fantastic or earthy, whimsical or profound, these tales capture the mystery, fragility, and power of the Mayan world.

Cuentos de Cuanto Hay

Tales from Spanish New Mexico
Edited and Translated by Joe Hayes

A collection of traditional New Mexican Hispanic folktales gathered from the oral tradition in 1931 and translated by famed storyteller Joe Hayes.

La Fiesta de los Tastoanes

Critical Encounters in Mexican Festival Performance
By Olga Nájera-Ramírez

La Fiesta de los Tastoanes is an intimate study of a religious festival in contemporary Mexico that skillfully weaves together ethnography, history, and folklore.

People of the Peyote

Huichol Indian History, Religion, and Survival
Edited by Stacy B. SchaeferPeter T. Furst

People of the Peyote is the first substantial study of a Mexican Indian society that more than any other has preserved much of its ancient way of life and religion.

Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father

Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting
By Trudy Griffin-Pierce

To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, living entities that reflect the interconnectedness of all living beings--humans, plants, stars, animals, and mountains. This book explores the circularity of Navajo thought in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations.

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