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Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands

Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands

Sacred Myths, Dreams, Visions, Speeches, Healing Formulas, Rituals, and Cer

by Elizabeth Tooker

This work makes available for the first time in a single volume a representative collection of the major spiritual texts from the Native American Indian peoples of the East Coast. Elisabeth Tooker, professor of anthropology at Temple University and and editor of The Handbook of North American Indians, presents the sacred traditions of the Iroquois, Winnibego, Fox, Menominee, Delaware, Cherokee and others. Included here are cosmological myths, thanksgiving addresses, dreams and visions, speeches of the shamans, teachings of parents, puberty fasts, blessings, healing rites, stories, songs, ceremonials for fires, hunting wars, feasts and the rituals of various spiritual societies.

302 pp 1988

 

 

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ISBN: 0809122561
CATEGORY: Religion - General
PAULIST PR
December 1988
 
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