"This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal groups to offer a rich panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Oritiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, have added a broad selection of contemporary Indian voices to the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most wide-ranging and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere. 'This fine, valuable new gathering of Turtle Island tales is truly alive, mysterious, and wonderful-overflowing, that is, with wonder, mystery, and life. ' Peter Matthiessen"