Teachings from the American Earth
Indian Religion and Philosophy
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Teachings from the American Earth by Dennis Tedlock
Book DescriptionThis 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 Universe" and chapters on Indian metaphysics, among other things. In addition to an introductory essay on the Indian's stance towards reality, the editors have contributed chapters entitled "The Clown's Way" and "An American Indian View of Death".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780871401465
(208mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Dennis Tedlock
Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology and Barbara Tedlock is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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