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Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians
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The Kuna Indians of Panama, probably best known for molas, their colorful appliqué blouses, also have a rich literary tradition of oral stories and performances; this book contains the texts of many such works.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Chapter 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. Humorous and Moralistic Stories
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter 2. The One-Eyed Grandmother
  2. pp. 13-46
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  1. Chapter 3. The One-Eyed Grandmother
  2. pp. 47-58
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  1. Chapter 4. The Turtle Story
  2. pp. 59-70
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  1. Chapter 5. The Way of the Turtle
  2. pp. 71-80
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  1. Part II. Myths and Magical Chants
  2. pp. 81-82
  1. Chapter 6. Counsel to the Way of the Devil Medicine
  2. pp. 83-90
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  1. Chapter 7. The Way of Cooling Off
  2. pp. 91-152
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  1. Chapter 8. The Way of the Rattlesnake
  2. pp. 153-170
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  1. Chapter 9. The Way of Making Chicha
  2. pp. 171-214
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  1. Chapter 10. The Way of the Sea Turtle
  2. pp. 215-234
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  1. Part III. Women's Songs
  2. pp. 235-236
  1. Chapter 11. Chicha Song
  2. pp. 237-246
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  1. Chapter 12. Three Kuna Lullabies
  2. pp. 247-260
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  1. Chapter 13. Counsel to a Parakeet
  2. pp. 261-264
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-268
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  1. References
  2. pp. 269-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-272
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