They Sang for Horses: The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore LaVerne Harrell Clark

ISBN: 9780870814969

Published: May 15th 2001

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340 pages


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They Sang for Horses: The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore  by  LaVerne Harrell Clark

They Sang for Horses: The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore by LaVerne Harrell Clark
May 15th 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 340 pages | ISBN: 9780870814969 | 9.27 Mb

No Native American groups placed more emphasis on the horse in their lives than did the Navajo and Apache of the Southwest. They Sang for Horses, first published in 1966 and now considered a classic, remains the only comprehensive treatment of theMoreNo Native American groups placed more emphasis on the horse in their lives than did the Navajo and Apache of the Southwest. They Sang for Horses, first published in 1966 and now considered a classic, remains the only comprehensive treatment of the profound mystical influence that the horse has exerted for more than three hundred years.In this completely redesigned and expanded edition, LaVerne Harrell Clark examines how storytellers, singers, medicine men, and painters created the animals evolving symbolic significance by adapting existing folklore and cultural symbols.

Exploring the horses importance in ceremonies, songs, prayers, customs, and beliefs, she investigates the period of the horses most pronounced cultural impact on the Navajo and the Apache, starting from the time of its acquisition from the Spanish in the seventeenth century and continuing to the mid-1960s, when the pickup truck began to replace it as the favored means of transportation.

In addition, she presents a look at how Navajos and Apaches today continue to redefine the horses important role in their spiritual as well as material lives.This classic work is a must for historians, readers interested in Native American folklore and mythology, and anyone who has ever been captivated by the magic and romance of the horse.Co-winner of the 1967 University of Chicago Folklore Award.



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