Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

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"An overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain cultural and genetic patrimony and the conditions needed for traditional spiritual practices, including tribal histories, analysis of changes to nutrition, economy, and physical environment, and actions taken toward pollution abatement, dam removal, land and cultural reclamation, and alternative energy production"--Provided by publisher.
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Overview

"An overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain cultural and genetic patrimony and the conditions needed for traditional spiritual practices, including tribal histories, analysis of changes to nutrition, economy, and physical environment, and actions taken toward pollution abatement, dam removal, land and cultural reclamation, and alternative energy production"--Provided by publisher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896087132
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


LaDuke is a well-know Native American organizer, environmentalist, and author. She teaches Native Environmentalism at the University of Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

What is sacred? 11
Pt. 1 Sacred lands and sacred places
God, squirrels, and the universe : the Mt. Graham International Observatory and the University of Arizona 19
Salt, water, blood, and coal : mining in the Southwest 33
Klamath land and life 47
Pt. 2 Ancestors, images, and our lives
Imperial anthropology : the ethics of collecting 67
Quilled cradleboard covers, cultural patrimony, and Wounded Knee 87
Vampires in the New World : blood, academia, and human genetics 113
Masks in the new millennium 131
Pt. 3 Seeds and medicine
Three sisters : recovery of traditional agriculture at Cayuga, Mohawk, and Oneida communities 153
Wild rice : maps, genes and patents 167
Food as medicine : the recovery of traditional foods to heal the people 191
Pt. 4 Relatives
Return of the horse nation 213
Namewag : sturgeon and people in the Great Lakes region 227
Recovering power to slow climate change 237
About Winona LaDuke
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