Made from Bone : Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon, Hardback Book

Made from Bone : Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon Hardback

Part of the Interp Culture New Millennium series

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Made-from-Bone provides the first complete set of English translations of narratives about the mythic past and its transformations from the indigenous Arawak-speaking Waku\u00e9nai of southernmost Venezuela.

The central character throughout these primordial times is a trickster-creator, Made-from-Bone, who survives a prolonged series of life-threatening attacks.

Carefully recorded and transcribed by Jonathan D. Hill, these narratives offer scholars of South America and other areas the only ethnographically generated cosmogony of contemporary or ancient native peoples of South America.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Indigenous peoples
  • ISBN: 9780252033735

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