Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals, and Images of the Bear

Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals, and Images of the Bear

by David Rockwell
     
 

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In this new edition of a classic, David Rockwell describes the captivating and awe-inspiring presence of the bear in Native American rituals. The bear played a central role in shamanic rights, initiation, healing and hunting ceremonies, and new year celebrations. Considered together, these traditions are another way of looking at the world, one in which the mysteries

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In this new edition of a classic, David Rockwell describes the captivating and awe-inspiring presence of the bear in Native American rituals. The bear played a central role in shamanic rights, initiation, healing and hunting ceremonies, and new year celebrations. Considered together, these traditions are another way of looking at the world, one in which the mysteries of the universe are revealed through animals.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
…a powerful reminder of the sacredness and interdependence of all life.
Winds Of Change
In this reprint of the classic anthropological study Giving Voice to Bear, author David Rockwell explores the myths and rituals surrounding bears and the beliefs in which they have their roots.
The New York Times Book Review
An engrossing and accessible anthropological study…a stirring reminder of what it was like to be alive when being human meant living intimately with nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461664574
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/21/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
983,667
File size:
2 MB

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David Rockwell's most recent book is Exploring Glacier National Park. He resides in Montana.

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