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A Time Before Deception: Truth in Communication, Culture, and Ethics: Native Worldviews, Traditional Expression, Sacred Ecology

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North American Indians - communications, culture and ethics.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Clear Light Publishing (first published March 1997)
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Prof. Cooper has written an overview of the communications cultures of ‘primitive’ societies. Native cultures had/have various rules they followed in their communications with others. To them lying was for the most part wrong. Those who lied were considered crazy because they did not now what reality was. (I guess it’s similar to the current Bush administration.) Though cultures differ in their specific rules, for the most part the rules are based on respect. One did not talk back to elders, one ...more
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