Living Wisdom: Native North Americaby Larry J. Zimmerman, Brian Leigh Molyneaux
Beginning with a brief history of Native Americans, Larry Zimmerman and Brian Molyneaux
With abundant photographs, more than 150 in color, NATIVE NORTH AMERICA illustrates tribal life, sacred arenas, spiritual traditions, and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of North America, from the Inuit of the Canadian north to the Navajo of the American southwest.
Beginning with a brief history of Native Americans, Larry Zimmerman and Brian Molyneaux explore individual culture areas, region by region. They discuss Native American spiritual observances, including personal and communal rituals, initiation rites, and curing ceremonies. Through descriptions of the powwow, rites of passage, plant rituals, oral storytelling, dreams, the ghost dance, and the drum, the authors provide a sensitive introduction to Native American spiritual traditions and examines issues that face Native Americans today.
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