Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes

By: Tim Tingle

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BY0 - A 2nd printing hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edgse and corners, some scattered scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dog-eared pages, a few scattered light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. 8.75"x5.75", 192 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In the Native American tradition, a strong connection exists between the spirit world and the natural world. What happens in one has direct and often reciprocal impact on the other. In this collection, Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle draws from the rich heritage of the Five Civilized Tribes - the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole nations - and brings tales from the spirit world into our world. These spine-tingling stories not only entertain but provide a window into the native customs and beliefs of these still-vital communities. In "Eagle Slayer," calamity befalls a Cherokee village when one member violates tradition. The Seminole story "Hungry for Meat" illustrates the premium the once-migratory people place on respecting the remains of the dead - and the penalty for doing otherwise. And the Creek story "Two Friends" takes a horrifying twist on the teaching that we be true to ourselves: trying to be something else violates the natural order and brings a lifetime of pain and isolation. Owls, rabbits, deer, eagles - all of these spirits and more are here, shifting shapes in dizzying sequence and illuminating the values, beliefs, hopes and fears still embraced by the Five Civilized Tribes. These Native American stories will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect.

Title: Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes

Author: Tim Tingle

Categories: Folklore & Mythology,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia, August House, Inc.: 2006

ISBN: 0874837782

ISBN 13: 9780874837780

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec52699