BN.com Gift Guide

American Indian Religious Traditions [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $146.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $146.97   
  • New (1) from $537.10   
  • Used (2) from $146.97   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$537.10
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(915)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

This extensive work goes beyond similar surveys that focus only on anthropology and history and explores the religious practices, movements, institutions, key figures, ceremonial systems, and religious accoutrements indigenous to North America, from the precontact era to the present. Taking a deep and informed look specifically at the religious and spiritual nature of Native Americans, the encyclopedia places traditions within their historical and theoretical context, examining their relevance within Native religious life and practice as well as within the academic study of religion.

Topics covered include key ideas and issues, religious and political leaders, primary ceremonies, mythic figures, and related cultural subjects, such as basketry, whaling, farming, and bison hunting, which have religious significance for Native peoples. Contributors include noted scholars of American Indian religious culture, including many who come from tribal traditions and can offer valuable insights and observations from their personal experience.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The set is a great addition to reference works on Native Americans. It is recommended for any library with a Native American collection. It is a unique set since many of the authors of the entries are Native Americans."

-

curledup.com

"This ambitious study of Native American religion, put together by scholars Crawford … and Kelley … boasts upward of 100 contributors, more than half of whom are Native Americans, and covers such general subjects as oral traditions, spiritual and ceremonial practitioners, dance, healing, and art. … High school and public libraries encountering the vast canvas of Native American spiritual life should consider purchasing it."

-

Library Journal

"American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia is highly recommended for academic and large public library collections."

-

Booklist

"This three-volume encyclopedia is designed to define the academic study of American Indian religious traditions and to provide a reference that is sensitive to the political and ethical concerns of Native communities."

-

Reference & Research Book News

"American Indian Religious Traditions represents the great range of Indian spiritual traditions found in the United States and is a good start for readers and students interested in learning more about our indigenous cultures."

-

American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended. All levels."

-

Choice

Library Journal
This ambitious study of Native American religion, put together by scholars Crawford (religion and culture, Pacific Lutheran Univ., WA) and Kelley (religious studies, Univ. of Missouri), boasts upward of 100 contributors, more than half of whom are Native Americans, and covers such general subjects as oral traditions, spiritual and ceremonial practitioners, dance, healing, and art. Each volume begins with a 50-plus-page treatment that examines the country by area (e.g., Great Plains, Plateau) and includes helpful maps of areas once occupied by tribes as well as a general introduction to the spirituality and history of each tribe. Also included is a very detailed index, the first place any reader interested in more than a general overview should look. There, however, the reader will find that while no entry is given for Anasazi Indians, they are mentioned in the general article "Southwest" and referred to briefly in "Emergence Narratives" as having a calendar and in "Mourning and the Afterlife" as having underground burials. These fleeting glances may not be enough for someone seeking depth on a subject, but each entry is followed by a See also listing and a bibliography for further reading that could help. Illustrations include photos of sacred objects and notable people. Though the authors and contributors often repeat that the religious pervades every aspect of Native American life, what slips between their fingers in this compendium is the intense sense of the sacred felt when personally witnessing ceremonies and holy places. What's more, so many writers can lead to confusion: A picture of the activist, writer, and religious leader Mary Crow Dog in the "Religious Leaders" section is accompanied by no explanation, while an extensive biography appears under her maiden name, Mary Brave Bird. Bottom Line Necessarily general, this is a useful tool for preliminary research, while more specific information can be found in Smithsonian's 20-volume Handbook of North American Indians. High school and public libraries encountering the vast canvas of Native American spiritual life should consider purchasing it. [Also available in e-book format: ISBN 1-57607-520-6. $310.-Ed.]-Gay Neale, formerly with Southside Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Alberta Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576075173
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1484
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)