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By Barre Toelken

After a profession operating and dwelling with American Indians and learning their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping examine of local American folklore within the West. inside a framework of functionality concept, cultural worldview, and collaborative examine, he examines local American visible arts, dance, oral culture (story and song), humor, and styles of pondering and discovery to illustrate what should be gleaned from Indian traditions by way of Natives and non-Natives alike. within the method he considers well known distortions of Indian ideals, demystifies many traditions via exhibiting how they are often comprehended inside their cultural contexts, considers why a few points of local American existence aren't intended to be understood by means of or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how a lot should be discovered via sensitivity to and expertise of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The affliction of Snails is a vital paintings for the gathering of any severe reader in folklore or local American studies.

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