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UUAP 068: Havasupai Region and Mythology

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Copyright: 1964
Trim: 7.5 x 10
Pages: 123

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978-1-60781-102-2
$17.00

UUAP 068: Havasupai Region and Mythology

University of Utah Anthropological Paper 68

Carma Lee Smithson

University of Utah Anthropological Papers

Jesse D. Jennings, series editor

Anthropology

A description of the Havasupai religion and mythology primarily based on the notes of Carma Lee Smithson who lived with the Havasupai for several years. The notes have been edited and expanded by Robert C. Euler.

The Anthropological Papers series is published on-demand on the Espresso Book Machine at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. No returns will be accepted.


Table of Contents:

Foreword
Preface

Religion
• The General Character of Havasupai Religion
• Cosmology
• Sacred Places and Spirits
• Conception of the Soul
• Shamans and Illness
• Concepts of Disease and Illness
• Preventive Medicine
• Medicinal Therapy and Contraceptives
• The Sweatlodge and its Therapeutic Functions
• Death and Funeral Customs
• The Funeral of Mexican Jack
• Dances

Myths and Legends
1. Origins
2. Havasu Canyon Walls Closing Up
3. Frog Rock
4. Origin of Menstruation
5. The Man Who Went After His Wife
6. The Lady Who Could Have No Children
7. Grandmother and Little Boy
8. The Sun and His Daughters
9. The Man Who Caught Himself in the Eagles' Nest
10. Bear's Wife
11. Turkey (or Eagle)
12. Turkey (version II)
13. Fox and the Giant Bird
14. Fox and His Brother
15. Gila Monster and Hunter Hawk
16. Porcupine
17. Porcupine (version II)
18. Bat
19. Coyote and His Family
20. Coyote Steals the Heart of a Chief
21. Coyote, Wolf and Lion
22. Coyote Packs a Pole
23. Wolf, Coyote, Bat and Elk
24. The First Sweatlodge
25. Coyote and Deer
26. Coyote's Death

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