Teachings From The American Earth

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"A much needed book. It not only provides the proper orientation to its material, but its humanistic approach is more perceptive and illuminating than technical scholarship." —Theodore H. Gaster, Columbia University
This collection of writings is from authors who are either Indians who have tried to make themselves heard, or whites who have tried to hear Indians. The first part of the book emphasizes the practical and includes Isaac Tens's "Career of the Medicine Man". The second section concentrates on the ...

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Overview

"A much needed book. It not only provides the proper orientation to its material, but its humanistic approach is more perceptive and illuminating than technical scholarship." —Theodore H. Gaster, Columbia University
This collection of writings is from authors who are either Indians who have tried to make themselves heard, or whites who have tried to hear Indians. The first part of the book emphasizes the practical and includes Isaac Tens's "Career of the Medicine Man". The second section concentrates on the theoretical and contains Benjamin Lee Whorf's "American Indian Model of the Universe" and chapters on Indian metaphysics, among other things. In addition to an introductory essay on the Indian's stance towards reality, the editors have contributed chapters entitled "The Clown's Way" and "An American Indian View of Death".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871401465
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/1/1992
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 862,773
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology and Barbara Tedlock is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology and Barbara Tedlock is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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