Wearing the Morning Star: Native American Song-Poems

By: Swann, Brian

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"With Wearing the Morning Star," Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.

Title: Wearing the Morning Star: Native American Song-Poems

Author Name: Swann, Brian

Categories: Ethnic Studies,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803293402

ISBN Number 13: 9780803293403

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803293402Z2

Description: 0803293402 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!