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Originally published in 1991, this paperback reprint features a new introduction.
Birds of mystery, intelligence, and curiosity, ravens and crows have fascinated humans for untold centuries. In this first in a series of beautifully illustrated books that celebrate the power and beauty of the animal kingdom, Catherine Feher-Elston considers the raven in the contexts of mythology, folklore, history, and science. From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to his ability to captivate ornithologists and biologists with his intriguing behaviors, Ravensong pays tribute to the elegance and grandeur of two of America's most ubiquitous avian species.
An archaeologist and historian, Catherine Feher-Elston has lived and worked among many of the world's indigenous peoples. She is the author of Wolfsong: A Natural and Fabulous History of Wolves. Feher Elston currently lives high above the Stillwater River in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. She is the chair of communications at Chief Dull Knife college, where she directs the Little Wolf Writing and History Center.
Illustrator Lawrence Ormsby's and designer Carole Thickstun's award-winning work has appeared in books and trail guides for more than thirty national parks. Ormsby's artwork, including original etchings and lithographs, is featured on his website.