Native American Wisdom: A Spiritual Tradition at One with Nature

Native American Wisdom: A Spiritual Tradition at One with Nature

by Alan Jacop
     
 

This title contains moving quotations from leading American Native Indians, Chiefs, Medicine Men, as well as ordinary people, poems, songs, prose, speeches and stories both past and present. The spiritual wisdom of these peoples is based on a love and reverence for Nature, a belief in a Supreme Being and a spirit world which interacts with human activity. The

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This title contains moving quotations from leading American Native Indians, Chiefs, Medicine Men, as well as ordinary people, poems, songs, prose, speeches and stories both past and present. The spiritual wisdom of these peoples is based on a love and reverence for Nature, a belief in a Supreme Being and a spirit world which interacts with human activity. The contents are in alphabetical order and are grouped around the main Native Indian Nations from Apache to Zuni, including the Sioux, Eskimo, Cherokee and many more. It also includes tributes from famous Poets such as Longfellow and George Meredith etc. The introduction is by a leading authority in the field, Dr. Mick Gidley, Emeritus Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds. He puts the broad scope of the anthology in historical context and explains succinctly and intelligently the wonderful diversity of cultures and languages that it celebrates.

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This volume is not the first broad-based anthology of spiritual writings from the Native American tradition, but it is perhaps the first to acknowledge with such care the differing tribes and nations (Apache, Kiowa, Seneca, and so forth) from which its excerpts come, giving observant readers the sense not only of shared Native American traditions but of differences among tribal beliefs. Highly recommended.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905857869
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Series:
Sacred Wisdom Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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