Seven Mohave Myths
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Seven Mohave Myths

By A. L. (Alfred Louis) Kroeber
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Table of Contents
  • SEVEN MOHAVE MYTHS
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • I. CANE
    • THE NARRATOR
    • THE CANE NARRATIVE
      • A. Kamaiavêta Killed at Avikwame
      • B. Two Brothers Go Off
      • C. The Brothers Get Wives
      • D. Quarrel over Cane: Elder Kills Younger
      • E. Birth of the Hero
      • F. Shinny Game with Father's Foes
      • G. Journey South to Sea
      • H. Marriage and Contests with Meteor and Sun
      • I. Return to Mother, Half-Brother, and Father's Ghost
      • J. Revenge on Father's Foes
      • K. Transformation
    • A. Kamaiavêta Killed at Avikwame
    • B. Two Brothers Go Off
    • C. The Brothers Get Wives
    • D. Quarrel over Cane: Elder Kills Younger
    • E. Birth of the Hero
    • F. Shinny Game with Father's Foes
    • G. Journey South to Sea
    • H. Marriage and Contests with Meteor and Sun
    • I. Return to Mother, Half-Brother, and Father's Ghost
    • J. Revenge on Father's Foes
    • K. Transformation
    • SONG SCHEME AND NARRATIVE OUTLINE
      • The Cane Song Scheme
    • The Cane Song Scheme
    • MOVEMENT OF THE NARRATIVE
    • APPARENT INCONSISTENCIES
    • HANDLING OF THE PLOT
    • SUPPLEMENTARY
  • II. VINIMULYE-PATŠE
    • THE TALE
  • III. NYOHAIVA
    • CIRCUMSTANCES AND NATURE OF THE STORY
    • THE NYOHAIVA TALE
    • THE SONG SCHEME
      • Outline
    • Outline
  • IV. RAVEN
    • NARRATOR'S STATEMENTS
    • OUTLINE OF SONG SCHEME
    • THE RAVEN STORY
  • V. DEER
    • DISCUSSION
    • VARIATIONS IN SONG SCHEME
      • Number of Songs Mentioned by Narrator
    • Number of Songs Mentioned by Narrator
    • WORDS OF SONGS
    • THE DEER STORY
  • VI. COYOTE
    • CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE RECORDING
    • THE TALES
      • A: Dreamed
      • B: Dreamed
      • Children's Stories
      • More Stories for Children
    • A: Dreamed
    • B: Dreamed
    • Children's Stories
    • More Stories for Children
  • VII. MASTAMHO
    • THE INFORMANT
    • CONTENT OF THE MYTH
    • SCHEMATIC OUTLINE
      • Main Narrative: Mastamho's Instituting
      • Supplement: Thrasher and Mockingbird Institute Sex Life
    • Main Narrative: Mastamho's Instituting
    • Supplement: Thrasher and Mockingbird Institute Sex Life
    • QUALITY OF THE NARRATIVE
    • MAIN NARRATIVE: MASTAMHO'S INSTITUTING.
      • A. Mastamho Disposes of Dead Matavilya: 1-6
      • B. Avikwame, River, Desert Land and Foods Made: 7-19
      • C. House, Shade, Sleep, and Playground: 20-35
      • D. Wild Seeds Planted: 36-42
      • E. Counting, Directions, Tribal Names: 43-58
      • F. Hawks and War: 59-69
      • G. Thrasher Mockingbird, and Mastamho's Dream Names: 70-75
      • H. Pottery and Farmed Food Instituted: 76-78
      • I. Thrasher and Mockingbird Delegated to Teach: 79-81
      • J. Mastamho's Transformation into Bald Eagle: 82-84
    • A. Mastamho Disposes of Dead Matavilya: 1-6
    • B. Avikwame, River, Desert Land and Foods Made: 7-19
    • C. House, Shade, Sleep, and Playground: 20-35
    • D. Wild Seeds Planted: 36-42
    • E. Counting, Directions, Tribal Names: 43-58
    • F. Hawks and War: 59-69
    • G. Thrasher Mockingbird, and Mastamho's Dream Names: 70-75
    • H. Pottery and Farmed Food Instituted: 76-78
    • I. Thrasher and Mockingbird Delegated to Teach: 79-81
    • J. Mastamho's Transformation into Bald Eagle: 82-84
    • SUPPLEMENT: THRASHER AND MOCKINGBIRD INSTITUTE SEX LIFE
      • K. Courtship Instituted at Miakwa'orve: 85-92
      • L. Transformation of Water and Valley Birds: 93-97
      • M. Mountain Birds Transformed at Rattlesnake's Playfield: 98-101
      • N. Leftover Straggler Reaches the Sea: 102
    • K. Courtship Instituted at Miakwa'orve: 85-92
    • L. Transformation of Water and Valley Birds: 93-97
    • M. Mountain Birds Transformed at Rattlesnake's Playfield: 98-101
    • N. Leftover Straggler Reaches the Sea: 102
    • THE LISTS OF MANUFACTURED WORDS
  • APPENDIX I: MOHAVE DIRECTIONAL CIRCUITS
  • APPENDIX II: MOHAVE NAMES RECURRING IN TWO OR MORE OF THE SEVEN TALES
    • 1. PLACE NAMES
    • 2. PERSONAGES, DEITIES
    • 3. ANIMALS
    • 4. KINSHIP
    • 5. INANIMATE
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