Pumpkin Seed Point

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Sage Books, 1969 - Social Science - 175 pages
3 Reviews
Concentrates on the diametrically opposed white and Indian views of life - the white's compulsion to subdue nature and the Indian's mystical rapport with plants, the land and animals.

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Frank Waters wrote this memoir of his experience while doing research for his scholarly work "The Book of the Hopi". "Pumpkin Seed Point" can be seen as a comprehensive footnote to that work, but more importantly, it explores the subtleties and shadows of then present-day Hopi culture. It is an intriguing and enjoyable journey. Many feel that "The Book of the Hopi" is Mr. Water's most important work. While this may be true, I found "Pumpkin Seed Point" to be a much more personal, and in some ways, more authentic work. If you are interested in the Hopi, then this book will open new windows of understanding for you. 

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If Pumpkin Seed Point had been written today, it might have been subtitled “The Making of the Book of the Hopi.” I wonder if back in the late sixties and early seventies, this was a rather original ... Read full review

Contents

THE TWO BEARS
14
THE PLAZA
43
TWO VIEWS OF NATURE
63
Copyright

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