The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian: Commemorative Edition with Letters While Living with Black Elk

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This book offers fascinating insights into the world of the pre-reservation Indians. It is a collection of classic essays that examines the universal characteristics of American Indian culture and tradition. This new edition also offers a personal view of Dr. Brown's life and research through his private correspondence from his time on the reservation and sheds insights into his relationship with old time Indian leaders including the legendary Sioux Medicine Man Black Elk.

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Overview

This book offers fascinating insights into the world of the pre-reservation Indians. It is a collection of classic essays that examines the universal characteristics of American Indian culture and tradition. This new edition also offers a personal view of Dr. Brown's life and research through his private correspondence from his time on the reservation and sheds insights into his relationship with old time Indian leaders including the legendary Sioux Medicine Man Black Elk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933316369
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 4/25/2007
  • Series: Perennial Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: Commemorat
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 484,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents


Editors' Preface     ix
Preface   Joseph Epes Brown     xiii
Introduction   Ake Hultkrantz     xvii
North American Indian Living Religions     1
The Spiritual Legacy     21
The Roots of Renewal     35
The Persistence of Essential Values     43
Contemplation Through Action     53
The Immediacy of Mythological Message     63
Sun Dance: Sacrifice, Renewal, Identity     77
The Question of "Mysticism"     81
Time and Process     87
On Being Human     93
Map of North American Culture Areas     98
Unpublished Letters     99
Biography of Joseph E. Brown     127
Published Works of Joseph E. Brown     131
Acknowledgments     135
Photographic Credits     137
Biographical Notes     139
Index     141
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