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Basic Call to Consciousness - Revised Edition

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A clearly presented history and compelling critique of Western culture by the Six Nations Iroquois, a culture that traces its roots back to the Pleistocene era. The three position papers presented in this book describe the conditions of oppression suffered by Native People of the Americas. It was given by the Hau De No Sau Nee to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977. It is as relevant today as when first presented.
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Overview

A clearly presented history and compelling critique of Western culture by the Six Nations Iroquois, a culture that traces its roots back to the Pleistocene era. The three position papers presented in this book describe the conditions of oppression suffered by Native People of the Americas. It was given by the Hau De No Sau Nee to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977. It is as relevant today as when first presented.
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This is actually a collection of position papers, originally delivered to the Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations in Geneva in 1977. The chapters are written by a variety of Native American authors, some of them produced here in English translation. They are illuminating in their discussion of Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) history; idealistic in the extreme (could anyone's ancestors really be so completely egalitarian, peaceful and spiritual? No disgruntled, destructive atheists anywhere?), and radical in their disgust with most things of European origin (" . . . the monster . . . was the United States of America." p.63). There are several pages in several chapters that mention Native American religious beliefs, but if that is of prime interest for anyone, they will need to go to other titles. Spirituality here is brought up primarily to emphasize the message that Native American spirituality respects Mother Earth more than other religions. As the politics of indigenous people is still a hot issue (most particularly in Hawaii right now), this title would provide some background understanding to some passionate words. Recommend for academic and public libraries where there is an interest. (Rev. ed). KLIATT Codes: A—Recommended for advanced students and adults. 2005, Native Voices, 160p. illus. notes. bibiliog. index., Ages 17 to adult.
—Katherine Gillen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570671593
  • Publisher: Native Voices
  • Publication date: 6/5/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 738,440
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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