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ERIC Number: ED048967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 660
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Wyman, Leland C.
In 1961, the University of Arizona received the manuscripts and field notes of Father Herard Haile, a Franciscan missionary, who served actively among the Indians for 54 years. Among the materials were the notes and typed pages of the Blessingway Ceremonial of Navajo Indians. After the death of Father Haile, the University of Arizona selected Dr. Leland C. Wyman--distinguished physiologist, biologist, anthropologist, folklorist, and writer--to edit the Blessingway manuscript for publication. The book contains 3 versions of the Blessingway Ceremonial as told to Father Haile by Slim Curly, Frank Mitchell, River Junction Curly, and Little Big Water (informant X). Included in the book are tables explaining major mythic motifs of Blessingway, monsters, reproductions of Blessingway dry paintings, and symbols of Blessingway dry paintings. (EJ)
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona 85717 ($19.50)
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