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Bierhorst, John

Overview
Works: 78 works in 438 publications in 4 languages and 30,220 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Juvenile works  Poetry  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk tales  Music  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: E98.R3, 897
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Bierhorst
 
Most widely held works by John Bierhorst
The mythology of North America by John Bierhorst( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures
In the trail of the wind : American Indian poems and ritual orations by John Bierhorst( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and orations are from the North and South American Indian tribes
Spirit child : a story of the Nativity by Bernardino( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of the Aztec version of the birth of Jesus Christ told in 1583
Four masterworks of American Indian literature: Quetzalcoatl/The ritual of condolence/Cuceb/The night chant by John Bierhorst( Book )

35 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mythology of Mexico and Central America by John Bierhorst( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of Mexico and Central America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and presenting some of the myths themselves
The Red swan : myths and tales of the American Indians by John Bierhorst( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains myths and tales from tribes such as the Mbaya, Yuki, Uitoto, Pit River, Omaha, Aztec, Jicarilla Apache, Okanagon, Nunviak Eskimo, Central Eskimo, Diegueno, Anambe, Tenetehara, Coos, Zuni, Seneca, Warrau, Hidatsa, Kwakiutl, Mohawk, Arapaho, Menominee, Yamana, Navajo, Tsimshian, Quechua, Greenland Eskimo, Smith Sound Eskimo, Blackfoot, Maya, Cheyenne, Crow, Mundurucu, Upper Cowlitz, Chippewa, Alabama, Onondaga, Makah, Quileute, Shawnee, Kamaiura, Iowa, Bororo, and Micmac
Doctor Coyote : a Native American Aesop's fables by John Bierhorst( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote is featured in each of these Aztec interpretations of Aesop's fables. The illustrations are set in the twentieth century
The Sacred path : spells, prayers, & power songs of the American Indians( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translations of North and South American Indian spells, prayers, and songs traditionally used in rituals associated with birth, puberty, love, travel, sickness, weather, farming, hunting, and death
A cry from the earth : music of the North American Indians by John Bierhorst( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of Indian music and dance which includes a discussion of their instruments, the structure of their music, and the uses of music in Indian life
Latin American folktales : stories from Hispanic and Indian traditions( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first panoramic anthology of Hispano-American folk narratives, this core collection gathers one hundred tales arranged in the form of a "velorio," or wake. The tales are preceded by a selection of early Colonial legends foreshadowing the themes of Latino folklore, followed by modern Indian myths, riddles, chain riddles, and folk prayers
The woman who fell from the sky : the Iroquois story of creation by John Bierhorst( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the creation of the world was begun by a woman who fell down to earth from the sky country, and how it was finished by her two sons Sapling and Flint
The Naked bear : folktales of the Iroquois( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixteen traditional tales told by the Iroquois Indians, some featuring talking animals and some presenting terrifying flesh-eating creatures such as the Naked Bear, the Stone Coat, and the Whirlwinds
Is my friend at home? : Pueblo fireside tales by John Bierhorst( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of traditional tales originally told in the Hopi pueblos of Arizona, featuring animal characters
The Whistling skeleton : American Indian tales of the supernatural( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes nine mystery tales told by Pawnee, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne storytellers in the late nineteenth century
The dancing fox : Arctic folktales by John Bierhorst( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of Inuit culture accompanies a collection of eighteen Inuit folktales from an ancient oral tradition in which animals could take human form and in which magic usually had a part
The hungry woman : myths and legends of the Aztecs by John Bierhorst( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives from Aztec Indian lore
Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru by John Bierhorst( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Chippewa by John Bierhorst( )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads of the lords of New Spain : the codex Romances de los señores de la Nueva España by John Bierhorst( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcription, translation & commentary on a 16th century Nahuatl codex that is one of only two surviving principle sources of Aztec song & so a key document for the study of Aztec life in the century after the Conquest
 
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Doctor Coyote : a Native American Aesop's fables
Alternative Names
Bierhorst, John William 1936-

Languages
English (224)

German (6)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

Covers
In the trail of the wind : American Indian poems and ritual orationsSpirit child : a story of the NativityFour masterworks of American Indian literature: Quetzalcoatl/The ritual of condolence/Cuceb/The night chantThe mythology of Mexico and Central AmericaThe Red swan : myths and tales of the American IndiansDoctor Coyote : a Native American Aesop's fablesA cry from the earth : music of the North American IndiansLatin American folktales : stories from Hispanic and Indian traditions