Southern Indian Myths and Legends

Edited by Laurella Owens and Virginia Pounds Brown

Illustrated by Nathan H. Glick

Title Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 7.000in x 10.000in



Pub Date: 04/01/2014

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8253-5

List Price: $19.95


NewSouth Books

Southern Indian Myths and Legends

Edited by Laurella Owens and Virginia Pounds Brown

Illustrated by Nathan H. Glick

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In this collection of almost sixty tales, Indians themselves—Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Seminoles, and others—tell us about their beliefs, their traditions, and their history, in myths and legends that cover the classic themes of world mythology. Most of the stories were recorded in the late nineteenth century, at a time when Indian myth-keepers who remembered the tribal tales were still alive. Notes and introductory comments throughout the book provide background information for the stories. Editors Virginia Pounds Brown and Laurella Owens bring these stories together for the first time in one volume. This collection makes enjoyable and significant reading for adults as well as young people.
Tellings are smooth and straightforward, and the stories generally have a unity of form and plotline that make them very readable. Brown and Owens are clear in their methods, and their accompanying notes will be helpful to students using this for research.


A useful collection for which there is a wide and growing audience.

—J. Anthony Paredes, professor and chairman, department of anthropology, Florida State University

About the Author/Editor

Virginia Pounds Brown (Editor)
VIRGINIA POUNDS BROWN is a former librarian, bookstore owner, and publisher who began writing to fill gaps in the available history of her native state and region. She is especially interested in Native Americans of the South and has written several books on the subject. Brown holds degrees from Randolph-Macon Women’s College and Emory University Library School. She is an avid golfer and has written about that subject, too.

Laurella Owens (Editor)
LAURELLA OWENS has twenty years of experience as an editor for Woman’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Shalom, a study of Baptists in Israel, where she spent the first thirteen years of her life. She holds degrees from Blue Mountain College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.