Native Religions And Cultures Of North America / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume contains insightful essays on significant spiritual moments in eight different Native American cultures: Absaroke/Crow, Creek/Muskogee, Lakota, Mescalero Apache Navajo, Tlingit, Yup'ik, and Yurok.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826414861
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author


Lawrence E. Sullivan is Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Renewal as Discourse and Discourse as Renewal in Native Northwestern California 33
2 Traditional Ways and Contemporary Vitality: Absaroke/Crow 53
3 Rebalancing the World in the Contradictions of History: Creek/Muskogee 85
4 Wiping the Tears: Lakota Religion in the Twenty-first Century 104
5 The Continuous Renewal of Sacred Relations: Navajo Religion 121
6 In the Space between Earth and Sky: Contemporary Mescalero Apache Ceremonialism 142
7 Synchretism, Revival, and Reinvention: Tlingit Religion, Pre- and Postcontact 160
8 Eye of the Dance: Spiritual Life of the Central Yup'ik Eskimos 181
9 Images of the Sacred in Native North American Literature 208
Contributors 239
Index 241
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