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At the Font of the Marvelous
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The folktales and myths of the Iroquois and their Algonquian neighbors rank among the most imaginatively rich and narratively coherent traditions in North America. Mostly recorded around 1900, these oral narratives preserve the voice and something of the outlook of autochthonous Americans from a bygone age, when storytelling was an important facet of daily life. Inspired by these wondrous tales, Anthony Wonderley explores their significance to the Iroquois and Algonquian religion and worldview.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Oral Narrative of the Iroquois and Their Neighbors
  2. pp. xiii-xxxi
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  1. 1 Iroquois Star Lore: What Does It Mean?
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2 War in the West: Nineteenth-Century Iroquois Legends of Conquest
  2. pp. 14-42
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  1. 3 Killer Lizards, Eldritch Fish,and Horned Serpents
  2. pp. 43-52
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  1. 4 Old Good Twin: Sky Holder During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 53-68
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  1. 5 The Story of Windigo
  2. pp. 69-97
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  1. 6 The Friendly Visitor: An Iroquois Stone Giant Goes Calling in Algonquian Country
  2. pp. 98-114
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  1. 7 Mythic Imagery in Iroquoian Archaeology
  2. pp. 115-149
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. References
  2. pp. 155-181
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 183-188
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