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Distinguished Native American Spiritual Practitioners and Healers

Distinguished Native American Spiritual Practitioners and Healers

by Troy R. Johnson
     
 

The lives and practices of 100 healers and spiritual leaders from a variety of North American Native peoples are described here. Included are both historical and contemporary figures. While some of the figures are well known, such as the Apache Goyathlay (Geronimo), others are more obscure. This book is one of the few available sources of detailed information on

Overview

The lives and practices of 100 healers and spiritual leaders from a variety of North American Native peoples are described here. Included are both historical and contemporary figures. While some of the figures are well known, such as the Apache Goyathlay (Geronimo), others are more obscure. This book is one of the few available sources of detailed information on their lives and careers.

Entries include a summary of the individual's life, a history of the person's early life, a description of the highlights of his or her career as a healer or spiritual practitioner, and recommendations for further reading. Photos of the individuals illustrate 26 of the entries. A bibliography, subject index, and two appendixes that list individuals by birth date and by Nation or group round out the volume.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For this new A-to-Z resource, Johnson (history, California State Univ., Long Beach) has written short biographical essays on 100 Native American spiritual figures. The figures profiled are a mix of the well known, such as Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Black Elk; the less famous, such as Wovoka and Quanah Parker; and many who will be obscure to the average reader. The earliest subject dates from the mid-14th century (Deganawida), while the most recent (Reuben A. Snake Jr.) was born in 1937. Each entry provides all of the subject's variant names, birth and death dates (if known), education, and leadership position. The two- to three-page essays include a summary, a description of the subject's early life and leadership, and suggestions of print and electronic sources for further reading. Two appendixes list the subjects by birth date and by nation or group, and a general index is included. With its breadth of coverage, this is a good first stop for researching specific Native American spiritual leaders or healers. The introduction is brief and does not attempt a broader overview of the subject of Native American spirituality. Recommended for academic and public libraries. Stephen Joseph, Butler Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Pittsburgh
Booknews
Johnson (American Indian studies and US history, California State U.- Long Beach) profiles the lives and practices of 100 native healers and spiritual leaders, both well known and obscure, both of the past and the present. Entries provide information on the person's full name, life, education, leadership title, early life, career highlights, and recommendations for further reading. Photographs are provided when possible. Appendices list them by birth date and by nation or group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573563581
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Series:
Distinguished Native Americans Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

TROY R. JOHNSON is a professor of American Indian Studies and U.S. History at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author, editor, or associate editor of 17 books and numerous scholarly journal articles and has presented a score of papers at scholarly conferences. His area of expertise also includes American Indian activism, federal Indian law, Indian child welfare, and Indian youth suicide.

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