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Encyclopedia of Native American Healing (Healing Arts)

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This monumental volume explores, explains, and honors the healing practices of Native Americans throughout North America, from the southwestern United States to the Arctic Circle.

Healing traditions in Native American cultures offer a glimpse into the richness of the belief systems and spiritual practices of the many tribes and the ways in which they live. Covering over 350 years of history and with more than 1,200 entries, the volume introduces readers to renowned Native American healers; societies and divisions into which healers were categorized; sacred objects used in healing rituals and how each was used; types of healing ceremonies conducted; plants used to increase healing powers; symbolic motifs used in healing rituals; major concepts that formed Native American healing traditions; and major scholars of Native American healing, complete with firsthand accounts of their experiences. Designed for ease of use with maps, a detailed subject index, an extensive bibliography, and cross references, this book will fascinate anyone interested in Native American culture and heritage.
-- Healing traditions in Native American cultures offer a glimpse into the richness of the belief systems and spiritual practices of the many tribes and the ways in which they live. This work condenses centuries of ethnographic study into one authoritative, easy-to-use volume.

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Designed for ease of use with maps, a detailed subject index, an extensive bibliography, and cross references, this book is sure to fascinate anyone interested in Native American culture and heritage.

About the Author

William S. Lyon, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Dr. Lyon's field research has concentrated on Native American shamanism and sacred ceremonies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393317350
Author:
Lyon, William S.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Shamanism -- North America -- Encyclopedias.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Medicine. .
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Alternative
Edition Description:
1997. Corr. 2nd
Series:
Healing Arts
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated throughout
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10.26x7.28x.88 in. 1.79 lbs.

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