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9780226841670

Red Man's Religion Beliefs and Practices of the Indians North of Mexico

Red Man's Religion Beliefs and Practices of the Indians North of Mexico
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226841670
  • ISBN: 0226841677
  • Publication Date: 1972
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Underhill, Ruth Murray

SUMMARY

Among the topics considered in this classic study are world origins and supernatural powers, attitudes toward the dead, the medicine man and shaman, hunting and gathering rituals, war and planting ceremonies, and newer religions, such as the Ghost Dance and the Peyote Religion. "The distinctive contribution of [Red Man's Religion] is the treatment of topics, the insight and the perspective of the author, and her ability to transmit these to the reader. . . . Trais and aspects of religion are not treated as abstract entitites, to be enumerated and summated, assigned a geographic distribution, and then abandoned. No page is a dry recital; each is an illumination. Insight and wisdom are framed in poetic prose. An offering of information in such a medium merits gratitude."--American AnthropologistUnderhill, Ruth Murray is the author of 'Red Man's Religion Beliefs and Practices of the Indians North of Mexico', published 1972 under ISBN 9780226841670 and ISBN 0226841677.

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