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Wearing the Morning Star free pdf 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.

About Brian Swann

Brian Swann is on the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He recently edited Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America and Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.

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Author : Brian Swann
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
Data Published : 01 October 2005
ISBN : 0803293402
EAN : 9780803293403
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 182 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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