O'odham Creation & Related Events
The origin stories of the O'odham (Pima) Indians of Arizona are renowned for their beauty and complexity but have been collected in only a handful of books. This Volume the third full O'odham telling of ancient stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during her only visit to the pimas.
Donald Bahr, a preeminent authority on the O'odham, has not only clarified the text but has also written an introduction that provides the background to the collection and analyzes Benedict's probable reasons for never having published it. he has also included a previously unpublished text by Benedict, "Figures of Speech among the Pima." O'odham Creation and Related Events represents an invaluable sourcebook of a people's oral literature.