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Golden Tales: Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America
Lulu Delacre (au) (il)
The Americas were inhabited by scores of different native tribes when the Spaniards arrived in 1492. Each Indian tribe had its own culture & language: the Taino Indians in the islands of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola (today, Dom. Rep. & Haiti), Cuba, Jamaica, & the Bahamas; the Zapotec Indians, master builders in Mexico; Muisca Indians from Colombia, renowned as goldsmiths; & the Inca, who had built an empire spanning Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, & Argentina. Today, Latin Amer. possesses a wealth of both pre-Columbian myths from the different native tribes, & legends & folktales that evolved after the Spanish arrival. Here are 12 legends, & folktales filled with the beauty & magic that reflect this fascinating & colorful history. Color illus.
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