Native North American Religious Traditions

Native North American Religious Traditions

Dancing for Life

Book - 2007
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Provides an overview of and introduction to the representative religious traditions of Native North American Indians.
Representative Native American religions and rituals are introduced to readers in a way that respects the individual traditions as more than local curiosities or exotic rituals, capturing the flavor of the living, modern traditions, even as commonalities between and among traditions are explored and explained. This general introduction offers wide-ranging coverage of the major factors--geography, history, religious behavior, and religious ideology (theology)--analyzing select traditions that can be dealt with, to varying degrees, on a contemporary basis.

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Paper (emeritus comparative religion, York U.) has taken part in Native American religious rituals for some 25 years in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Respecting the oral nature of the events, he never recorded his experience, so his accounts of them are general rather than detailed. His focus is on the ceremonies, which are observable, rather than on ideology, theology, or myths. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
ISBN: 9780275990978
Branch Call Number: 299.7 PAP
Characteristics: xv, 189 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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