Teachings from the American Earth by Dennis Tedlock
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Teachings from the American Earth
By Dennis Tedlock

Teachings from the American Earth

Indian Religion and Philosophy

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Teachings from the American Earth by Dennis Tedlock

Book Description

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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780871401465
ISBN-10: 0871401460
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
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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