Spirits of the Plains

Spirits of the Plains

by Thomas E. Mails
     
 

Ceremonial and spiritual practices of the Plains Indians are depicted in fascinating detail. Enter the world of ancient mystics-of medicine men, healing rituals, fertility rites and such celebrations as the Sioux Sun Dance or the Apache Changing Woman Ceremony.  See more details below

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Ceremonial and spiritual practices of the Plains Indians are depicted in fascinating detail. Enter the world of ancient mystics-of medicine men, healing rituals, fertility rites and such celebrations as the Sioux Sun Dance or the Apache Changing Woman Ceremony.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A specialist in Northern Plains culture, Mails is known for large-format works, made especially distinctive by his own illustrations (e.g., Mystic Warriors of the Plains, 1973), which are now collected as art items and have also been reissued in paperback. As short, handy treatments of the Plains Indian culture for general readers, these four slim textsthe first in a seriesare good compilations of accurate information on art, anthropology, religion, and history. Those who most appreciate Mails's previous work for its beautifully crafted art displayed in a generous format will be disappointed by these books (despite the instructive black-and-white illustrations), but sensitivity, accuracy, thoroughness, and even enthusiasm for the interesting lives of Native peoples survive. Recommended for public and school libraries.Margaret W. Norton, Morton West H.S., Berwyn Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571780447
Publisher:
Council Oak Books
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Library of Native Peoples Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.33(d)

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