Author:Martha Warren Beckwith

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Martha Warren Beckwith
(1871–1959)

American folklorist and ethnographer

Works[edit]

  • The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai (Translation, 1918)
  • Folk-Games of Jamaica (1922)
  • Christmas Mummings in Jamaica (1923)
  • Black Roadways: A Study of Jamaican Folk Life (1929)
  • Polynesian Analogues to the Celtic Other-World and Fairy Mistress Themes (1923)
  • Jamaica Anansi Stories (1924)
  • Jamaica Proverbs (1925)
  • Notes on Jamaican Ethnobotany (1927)
  • Jamaica Folk-Lore (1928)
  • Myths and Hunting Stories of the Mandan and Hidatsa Sioux (1930)
  • Myths and ceremonies of the Mandan and Hidatsa, Second Series (1932)
  • Mandan-Hidatsa Myths and Ceremonies (1937)
  • Hawaiian Mythology (1940)
  • The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant (1951)


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