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" ... young man sought out the noblest height, the most commanding summit in all the surrounding region. Knowing that God sets no value upon material things, he took with him no offerings or sacrifices other than symbolic objects, such as paints and tobacco.... "
The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore - Page 23
by Ernest Thompson Seton - 1921 - 590 pages
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Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics: Mundas-Phrygians

James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, Louis Herbert Gray - Philosophy - 1917 - 400 pages
Scope: theology, philosophy, ethics of various religions and ethical systems and relevant portions of anthropology, mythology, folklore, biology, psychology, economics and ...
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The Soul of the Indian

Charles Alexander Eastman - Indian mythology - 1911 - 168 pages
...to appear before Him in all humility, he wore no clothing save his moccasins and breech-clout. At 7 the solemn hour of sunrise or sunset he took up his...forces of His arming, for a night and a day to two day's and nights, but rarely longer. Sometimes he would chant a hymn without words, or offer the ceremonial...
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The Taming of the Sioux

Frank Bennett Fiske - Dakota Indians - 1917 - 186 pages
...breech-clout. At the solemn hour of sunrise or sunset he took up his position, overlooking the glories of the earth and facing the 'Great Mystery/ and there he...elements and forces of His arming, for a night and a day or two days and nights, but rarely longer. Sometimes he would chant a hymn without words, or offer...
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The Southern Workman, Volume 40

Samuel Chapman Armstrong - African Americans - 1912
...experience, " sought the most commanding summit," and made the required purification of body and thought. " At the solemn hour of sunrise or sunset, he took up...the glories of earth and facing the 'Great Mystery'; there he remained, naked, erect, silent, and motionless, exposed to the elements and forces of His...
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Red Man's Religion: Beliefs and Practices of the Indians North of Mexico

Ruth Murray Underhill - History - 1965 - 301 pages
...mens' activities. Charles Eastman, the educated Santee Sioux, has poetically described the procedure: The first hambeday, or religious retreat, marked an...elements and forces of His arming, for a night and day to two days and nights, but rarely longer. Sometimes he would chant a hymn, without words, or offer...
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Sacred Earth: The Spiritual Landscape of Native America

Arthur Versluis - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1992 - 162 pages
...prepared himself by means of the purifying vapor-bath, and cast off as far as possible all human or fleshy influences, the young man sought out the noblest height,...and a day to two days and nights, but rarely longer. "When he returned to the camp, he ... remain[ed] at a distance until he had again entered the vapor-bath...
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - Philosophy - 1994 - 375 pages
...Christian experience. Having first prepared himself by means of the purifying vapor-bath, and casting off as far as possible all human or fleshly influences,...and a day to two days and nights, but rarely longer. ... In this holy trance or ecstasy the Indian mystic found his highest happiness and the motive power...
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The Gospel of the Red Man: An Indian Bible

History - 2006 - 132 pages
...choicest morsel of the meat and casts it into the fire — the purest and most ethereal element." 1 * "The first hambeday, or religious retreat, marked...elements and forces of His arming, for a night and a day or two days and nights, but rarely longer. Sometimes he would chant a hymn without words, or offer...
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