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Author Thompson, Coquelle, 1848-1946.

Title Pitch woman and other stories : the oral traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian / edited and with an introduction by William R. Seaburg ; collected by Elizabeth D. Jacobs.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 309 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Native literatures of the Americas
Native literatures of the Americas.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index.
Contents Introduction -- An Upper Coquille Athabaskan cultural sketch -- Features of style and performance in Coquelle Thompson's storytelling -- Analyses of four stories -- Oral traditional texts.
Summary The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote, known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon, often greedy and ever elusive. The collection also includes the less familiar but all-too-human stories of Pitch Woman, Little Man, the unicorn-like Hollering-Like-a-Person, and other local figures, all of which add to the wealth of Native oral literature in the Pacific Northwest.
Other author Seaburg, William R.
Jacobs, Elizabeth Derr.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Thompson, Coquelle, 1848-1946.
Coquille Indians -- Folklore.
Athapascan Indians -- Oregon -- Folklore.
Oral tradition -- Oregon.
Coquille Indians -- Biography.
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.) -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780803206229 (electronic bk.)
0803206224 (electronic bk.)
9780803243330 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0803243332 (hardcover ; alk. paper)