Who is Kokyanwuuti? What is a shaman? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of American Indian Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Southeast tribes stories of how people got fire to the plains tribes stories of the Buffalo Woman, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.