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Bierhorst, John

Overview
Works: 86 works in 482 publications in 3 languages and 29,853 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Young adult works  Legends  Fables  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk tales  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Compiler, Adapter
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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 )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,100 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 )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and orations are from the North and South American Indian tribes
Four masterworks of American Indian literature: Quetzalcoatl/The ritual of condolence/Cuceb/The night chant by John Bierhorst( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,512 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
Spirit child : a story of the Nativity by Bernardino( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of the Aztec version of the birth of Jesus Christ told in 1583
The Red swan : myths and tales of the American Indians by John Bierhorst( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 1,294 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 )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 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 mythology of South America by John Bierhorst( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of South America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and presenting some of the myths themselves
The Sacred path : spells, prayers, & power songs of the American Indians( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,165 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 )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 1,114 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 1,051 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
Ballads of the lords of New Spain : the codex Romances de los señores de la Nueva España by John Bierhorst( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 982 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
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 858 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 824 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 783 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 720 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 )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 704 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 )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of twenty myths and legends, gathered from the sixteenth-century chronicles of missionaries and conquistadores and from the reports of folklorists working in remote villages of the Andes. The creation of the world, the rise of the Inca empire, the great wars of expansion, omens of doom, and the Spanish Conquest are among the themes woven into these stories, many of which are here translated into English for the first time."--Jacket flap
Songs of the Chippewa by John Bierhorst( )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the music and words for seventeen lullabies, ritual chants, and other traditional songs of the Chippewa Indians
 
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The mythology of North America
Alternative Names
Bierhorst, John William 1936-

Languages
English (268)

German (6)

Spanish (2)

Covers
In the trail of the wind : American Indian poems and ritual orationsFour masterworks of American Indian literature: Quetzalcoatl/The ritual of condolence/Cuceb/The night chantThe mythology of Mexico and Central AmericaSpirit child : a story of the NativityThe Red swan : myths and tales of the American IndiansDoctor Coyote : a Native American Aesop's fablesThe mythology of South AmericaA cry from the earth : music of the North American Indians