American Indian Religious Traditions

American Indian Religious Traditions

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2005
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Combining the work of Native Americans and non-Native scholars, this reference work explores indigenous North American religions, religious practices, and rituals.

This extensive work goes beyond similar surveys that focus only on anthropology and history and explores the religious practices, movements, institutions, key figures, ceremonial systems, and religious accoutrements indigenous to North America, from the precontact era to the present. Taking a deep and informed look specifically at the religious and spiritual nature of Native Americans, the encyclopedia places traditions within their historical and theoretical context, examining their relevance within Native religious life and practice as well as within the academic study of religion.

Topics covered include key ideas and issues, religious and political leaders, primary ceremonies, mythic figures, and related cultural subjects, such as basketry, whaling, farming, and bison hunting, which have religious significance for Native peoples. Contributors include noted scholars of American Indian religious culture, including many who come from tribal traditions and can offer valuable insights and observations from their personal experience.

* 150+ entries including extensive entries that address complex key ideas and pan-tribal movements, placing them within their historical and contemporary contexts

* Comprehensive lists of further readings for each entry that provide the reader resources for deeper research

* Illustrations including photos of community members, prominent places within traditional sacred geographies, regalia, basketry, traditional artwork, and more

* Maps detailing tribal homelands, sidebars providing background of regional groups, and a listing of recognized tribes

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781576075173
1576075176
9781576075203
1576075206
Branch Call Number: 299.703 CRA
Characteristics: 3 volumes :,illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelley, Dennis F.

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