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Title Monsters of contact : historical trauma in Caddoan oral traditions / Mark van de Logt.
Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Caddoan Indians -- Folklore.
Monsters -- Folklore.
Oral tradition -- North America.
North America.
Genre Folklore.
Contents Introduction : Different tribes, different monsters -- Part I. Storytelling. Caddoan storytellers and storytelling traditions -- Part II. Oral traditions as history. "The whirlwind is coming to destroy my people" : smallpox and the Arikaras -- "The spiders who recovered the chief's grandson" : a Wichita tale of encounters with the Spanish and French in Texas -- Death of the flint monster : a Skiri Pawnee story of post-contact warfare -- The old man with the iron-nosed mask : Caddo oral tradition and the De Soto Expedition, 1541-42 -- Part III. Oral traditions and ethnohistorical analysis. From "monster" to savior : scalped men, Pahukatawa, and the Pawnee trauma of genocide -- Conclusion : "We na netsu ut" (Now the gut passes).
Summary Examines how the creatures found in the stories of the Caddos, Wichitas, Pawnees, and Arikaras embody specific historical events and the negative effects of European contact--Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Van de Logt, Mark, 1968- Monsters of contact. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2018 9780806160146