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Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Joseph Epes Brown

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes that ... More


Relationship and Reciprocity: A Metaphysics of Nature

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native Americans' belief about nature. It shows that Native Americans do not dichotomize human and animal, natural and supernatural. Typical Western distinctions between ... More


Silence, the Word, and the Sacred: Evoking the Sacred through Language and Song

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American language and song. It looks at the progressive compromising of tribal languages by the Western world. It discusses the value of oral traditions, the special ... More


Changeless at the Heart of Change: Concepts of Time and Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American concepts of time and process. Western culture often perceives time as a linear progression that advances from past to present to future in a straight line. In ... More


A Unity of Experience: Purification, Expansion, and Identity through Ritual

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the unity of experience in Native American religious traditions. Native American traditions stress a unity of experience. Where such traditions are still alive and spiritually ... More


Fixing a Center: Native American Sacred Geography

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Native American interactions with the land. Many tribes believe in the sustaining power of the land. According to most Native American traditions, the land is alive. Every ... More


Person and Nature in Native American Worldviews

Anna L. Peterson

in Being Human: Ethics, Environment, and Our Place in the World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226548
eISBN:
9780520926059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226548.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines ideas about nature and human nature in two Native American cultures, the Koyukon of Alaska and the Navajo of the southwestern United States. It identifies some of the common ... More


“There Is No Word for Art”: The Creative Process

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195138757
eISBN:
9780199871759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western ... More


‘Īlio‘ulaokalani: Defending Native Hawaiian Culture

Momiala Kamahele

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter defines Hawaiian culture as a “contested culture under colonial domination.” It describes the formation of ‘Īlio‘ulaokalani, a coalition of Hawaiian hula practitioners who joined forces ... More


Where Have the Corn Mothers Gone?: Americans Encounter the Europeans

Mary P. Ryan

in Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830628
eISBN:
9781469606057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876688_ryan.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter describes how the coordinates of gender differentiation—asymmetry, the relations of the sexes, and hierarchy—were performed in various ways across the wide landscape of North America ... More


Castle on the Plains

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the events associated with the establishment of Bent's Old Fort. It explains that the fort was established by the trading company of the Bent brothers and operated within a ... More


Introduction:: British Forts and Indian Neighbors

Daniel Ingram

in Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037974
eISBN:
9780813042169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037974.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

British forts in the colonial American backcountry have long been subjects of American heroic myth. Forts were romanticized as harbingers of European civilization, and the Indians who visited them ... More


Sign-off: Digital Test Patterns

Dustin Tahmahkera

in Tribal Televisions: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618685
eISBN:
9781469618708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618685.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter summarizes the analysis of indigenous and nonindigenous representations that collide, converge, and are creatively adjusted and readjusted by generations of sitcom producers. Indigenous ... More


Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

Daniel Ingram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037974
eISBN:
9780813042169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037974.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This fascinating look at the cultural and military importance of British forts in the colonial era explains how these forts served as communities in Indian country more than as bastions of British ... More


Salvaging the Savage

in Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks: Rewriting the Tropics in the novela de la selva

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311956
eISBN:
9781846315220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315220.004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shows that authors of the novela de la selva are interested not only in overturning imperial topoi of the ‘Indian’ but also in establishing new descriptive paradigms for Native American ... More


The Countercultural “Indian”: Visualizing Retribalization at the Human Be-in

Mark Watson

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses how the 1960s counterculture appropriated fragments of Native American cultural tradition, through citations of “Indian-ness,” to fashion what they called a “community of the ... More


Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Vincas P. Steponaitis and C. Margaret Scarry (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061665
eISBN:
9780813051093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061665.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Archaeological work in the Moundville region has progressed at a rapid pace with new excavations regional surveys and analyses of extant collections. This volume takes stock of the “flight paths” ... More


Lizards and Humans

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of lizards and their role in human culture, art, and folklore. Lizards have been woven into human culture throughout our evolutionary history. Lizards, most ... More


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