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

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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 Anthropologist

Table of Contents

1. Indians and the Supernatural

2. Religion: Its Geography and History

3. Impersonal Power

4. World Origins

5. The Spirits

6. Woman Power

7. Attitude Toward the Dead: Fear and Avoidance

8. Attitude Toward the Dead: Adoption of a Substitute or "Delayed Burial"

9. Medicine Man, Shaman, and Priest

10. The Vision

11. Indian Ceremonialism

12. Hunting and Gathering Rituals

13. War Ceremonies

14. For the General Welfare: The Sun Dance

15. Planting Begins

16. Planting Ceremonies: The Southern Woodland

17. Planting Ceremonies: The Iroquois

18. Planting Ceremonies: Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi

19. Planting Ceremonies: The Prairie

20. Planting Ceremonies: The Pueblos

21. "Stranger" Into Navaho

22. The Western Southwest

23. Modern Religions

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226841670
Author:
Underhill, Ruth Murray
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Underhill, Ruth Murray
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 92
Publication Date:
19720931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 illustrations, 4 maps
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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