Native American Ghost Stories, by Zenko, Darren
- ISBN: 9781894877756 | 1894877756
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/1/2006
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Native American folklore and mythology is rich with mystery and wisdom, and spiritually sacred stories echo through the centuries in the lives of indigenous North Americans. Many of these stories deal with crossing over between the world of the living to that of the dead-and back. Others feature animals or objects with supernatural powers, or ancestors that help guide or rescue souls lost in their own struggles for survival against the elements: A fearless Brule Sioux warrior encounters four ghosts determined to scare the wits out of him, but he turns the tables on them-and then encounters something even scarier than ghosts, the spirits of a Cherokee woman and her husband taunt the soul of their murderer for decades, Heavy Collar encounters a strange, frightening force that follows him home from a hunting trip and causes havoc in his Blackfoot camp, a young Assiniboine bride-to-be rides a great white stallion to avoid being killed in a Sioux raid; the supernatural spirit horse is seen riding the plains for centuries after, two Cheyenne children are chased across impossible stretches of territory by the rolling head of their murdered mother, Good Son tries to save his Navajo brother, the mischievious Bad Son, from the evil Spider Woman, but fails to fool her, the Phantom Horses of Palo Duro Canyon come to life for a young boy traveling with his Kiowa grandfather, a man and wife help a dead Sioux girl return to life, and she devotes the rest of her days to healing the sick... From cultures stretching back thousands of years to the earliest habitations on the continent, come mysterious, eerie tales that continue to resonate today. Book jacket.