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Teachings from the American Earth: Indian Religion and Philosophy

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This collection of writings is from authors who are either Indians who have tried to make themselves heard, or whites who have tried to hear Indians. The first part of the book emphasizes the practical and includes Isaac Tens's "Career of the Medicine Man". The second section concentrates on the theoretical and contains Benjamin Lee Whorf's "American Indian Model of the ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 17th 1992 by Liveright (first published 1976)
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S Shah
Apr 12, 2016 S Shah marked it as to-read
Shelves: stalled
I took this one down from the shelf yesterday to reference something I'd quoted from a long time ago. I found myself reading and taking further notes from the final chapter, pp. 248-270, which, I don't think I ever finished. The last bookmark, of five, is on page 118. I guess that makes 140 pages total. I should probably count this is one of my "stalled" books, though I was actually quite impressed by it when I was reading it years ago. Not sure what stopped me. It's pretty interesting, if, ...more
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Jul 15, 2012 Nanu rated it really liked it
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Anthology of essays by different native authors. Some of the authors seemed to contradict their own opinion, which tells me they may not be too sure in the position they are taking. It was interesting to read nonetheless.
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Anthropologists, Dennis and Barbara Tedlock, give a great overview of Native American spiritual traditions in this book.
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Dennis Tedlock (b. 1939) is a professor of English and Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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