Hopi Animal Stories


“Malotki, a specialist in Hopi language at Northern Arizona University, collected these stories from four Hopi storytellers and translated them into English (the 1998 edition of this volume was bilingual. The volume contains a useful introduction by Barre Toelken (Utah State U.) that describes various aspects of Hopi folklore, including its narrative style and logic; the traditional content; the philosophy and worldview, and issues of gender, emotion, ritual, humor, shamanism, and propriety. There’s a handy glossary, but no index.” --- Reference and Research Book News.