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Oneida Iroquois Folklore, Myth, and History: New York Oral Narrative from the Notes of H. E. Allen and Others (Iroquois and Their Neighbors) (Hardcover)

Oneida Iroquois Folklore, Myth, and History: New York Oral Narrative from the Notes of H. E. Allen and Others (Iroquois and Their Neighbors) By Anthony Wonderley Cover Image
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This is the first major book to explore uniquely Iroquois components in the Native American oral narrative as it existed around 1900. Drawn largely from early twentieth-century journals by non-Indian scholar Hope Emily Allen, much of it has never before been published.

Even as he studies time-honored themes and such stories as the Iroquois myth of the beginning, Anthony Wonderley breaks new ground examining links between legend, history, and everyday life. He pointedly questions how oral traditions are born and develop. Uncovering traditional tales told over the course of 400 years, Wonderley further definesand considersendurance and sequence in mythic content. Finally, possible links between Oneida folklore and material culture are explored in discussions of craftworks and archaeological artifacts of cultural and symbolic importance. Arguably the most complete study of its kind, the book will appeal to a wide range of professional disciplinesfrom anthropology, history, and folklore to religion and Native American studies.

About the Author


Anthony Wonderley is curator of the Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815608301
ISBN-10: 0815608306
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2004
Pages: 261
Language: English
Series: Iroquois and Their Neighbors

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