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Published by Peter Bedrick Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • North America.

Subjects:

  • Indian mythology -- North America.,
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore.,
  • Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMarion Wood ; illustrations by Francesca D"Ottavi ... [et al.].
GenreFolklore.
SeriesThe myths & civilization series
ContributionsD"Ottavi, Francesca., Studio Stalio.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE98.R3 W83 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6794921M
ISBN 100872262847
LC Control Number00064152

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