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Ravensong A Natural and Fabulous History of Ravens and Crows

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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;
Status: Available
Other Categories: Non-Fiction, History

From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual.

In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science. Through interviews with Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other native peoples, and drawing on the most recent ornithological research, Feher-Elston offers a well-rounded consideration of this enigmatic species, bringing to light its roles as messenger, symbol, harbinger, and totem.

Catherine Feher-Elston works extensively with Native American issues and is the author of Children of Sacred Ground: America's Last Indian Wars. She has participated in United Nations studies on the problems of indigenous peoples.