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Spirit Wars: Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building

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Spirit Wars is an exploration of the ways in which the destruction of spiritual practices and beliefs of native peoples in North America has led to conditions of collective suffering--a process sometimes referred to as cultural genocide. Ronald Niezen approaches this topic through wide-ranging case studies involving different colonial powers and state governments: the seventeenth-century Spanish occupation of the Southwest, the colonization of the Northeast by the French and British, nineteenth-century westward expansion and nationalism in the swelling United States and Canada, and twentieth-century struggles for native people's spiritual integrity and freedom. Each chapter deals with a specific dimension of the relationship between native peoples and non-native institutions, and together these topics yield a new understanding of the forces directed against the underpinnings of native cultures.

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Spirit Wars is a survey of Native American religion and the dominant societies' policies and attitudes toward native spirituality.

Synopsis:

"Niezen's fascinating analysis explores indigenism as a key concept of present-day international relations."—Jean-Loup amselle, author of Mestizo Logics: Anthropology of Identity in Africa and Elsewhere

About the Author

Ronald Niezen is Research Scholar in the History Department, University of Winnipeg, and is currently engaged in field research with the Pimicikamak Cree Nation. He has worked with a number of native communities in northern Canada and has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520219878
Contribution:
Begay, Manley, Jr.
Contribution:
Burgess, Kim
Contribution by:
Burgess, Kim
Contribution by:
Begay, Manley, Jr.
Contribution:
Begay, Manley, Jr.
Contribution:
Burgess, Kim
Author:
Begay, Manley
Author:
Wilcox, Michael V.
Author:
Burgess, Kim
Author:
Perley, Bernard
Author:
Niezen, Ronald
Author:
Lambert, Valerie Long
Author:
Wilcox, Michael
Author:
Fast, Phyllis
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Canada Politics and government.
Subject:
Canada Race relations.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w photographs
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 14 oz

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