Fabulous post and well written and researched love your work regards Ian 👌
Shoshone Indian (sic) Smoking(courtesy the Walters Art Museum)
The Walters Art Museum http://art.thewalters.org/ (Baltimore)
About Amerindian tales
I have read several Amerindian “fairy tales.” Shapeshifting is a recurrent motif or “constant” in Amerindian tales. Shapeshifting is often a trickster’s device, but also an attempt to discover the truth and to protect oneself. It is survival through deceit and, therefore, a ruse.
There are numerous Creation myths. They are listed in Wikipedia.
Before Sequoya (1770 – 1840), the gifted Cherokee who created a syllabary, it is reported that Amerindians could not write. Once Sequoya invented his syllabary, literacy among the Cherokee surpassed the rate of literacy among…
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