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Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr., Reader

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Viewed by many as one of the most influential Native Americans of the twentieth century, Vine Deloria, Jr., through his extensive writings on political and legal issues, has changed the way people view American Indians. Although best known for his contributions to American Indian issues, Deloria has also been one of the foremost critics of contemporary thought, placing him ...more
Published by Turtleback Books (first published August 1999)
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Keegan
My favorite thing about Deloria's deconstruction of accepted beliefs, is his unwillingness to privilege scientific method over all other forms of accumulating knowledge. Many people consider traditional wisdom valid only when it is supported by scientific method, and that the validity of traditional wisdom must be verified by scientific discovery rather than visa-versa. This is dangerous. Science often lags dangerously far behind traditional wisdom, and ignoring knowledge gained through spirit ...more
Donna
I almost quit reading this after the first two chapters but I am glad I did not. The book is a collection of Vine Deloria Jr.'s essays and it seems written for an academic audience. The first two chapters are about debates between different philosophers who were unfamiliar to me. I continued reading and found much of what Deloria had to say was profound and enlightening. He takes a hard look at education, anglo-american culture, religion and science from a Native American perspective and points ...more
P. Es
good intro, especially "If You Think About it, You Will See That it's True".
Emma
incredibly interesting and good insights
great read
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Vine Victor Deloria, Jr. (March 26, 1933 – November 13, 2005) was an American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969), which helped generate national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement. From 1964–1967, he had served as executive director of the Nat ...more
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