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The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains

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In The Dream Seekers, Lee Irwin demonstrates the central importance of visionary dreams as sources of empowerment and innovation in Plains Indian religion.

Irwin draws on 350 visionary dreams from published and unpublished sources that span 150 years to describe the shared features of cosmology for twenty-three groups of Plains Indians. This comprehensive work is not a reci
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 15th 1996 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published September 1994)
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This is the case for buying online: I would never have picked up this book if I had seen it in person. Book cover graphics makes it seem like it is a new age-y manual instead of the thoughtful, academic examination of first-hand accounts of dreams and visions in various Indian communities. Excellent analysis for understanding a non-western worldview.
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