My elders taught me: aspects of Western Great Lakes American Indian philosophy
In this book the author examines various aspects of a selection of Western Great Lakes American Indian philosophical traditions and beliefs. He combines over forty years of stories, anecdotes, and observations learned from Western Great Lakes tribal elders into a coherent and thought-provoking philosophy text which challenges readers to look beyond their own cultural prepossessions and discover a method of asking questions where the answers come from within.
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From Another Perspective
The Atisokanak World
Creation and the Early Earth World
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