Spirit & Reason: The Vine Deloria, Jr., Reader

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Fulcrum Publishing, 1999 - History - 384 pages
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A collection of essays in which Native American philosopher Vine Deloria, Jr., shares his thoughts on a variety of topics, grouped in the categories of philosophy, social science, education, Indians, and religion.
 

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Haven't finished it yet; I read it in long spurts. What I've read has changed my outlook on the world, dramatically. Deloria has a lot of really interesting things to say about the validity of ... Read full review

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Contents

Reflections on Feyerabends Point of View
3
The Trickster and the Messiah
17
Relativity Relatedness and Reality
32
If You Think About It You Will See That It Is True
40
SOCIAL SCIENCE
61
Ethnoscience and Indian Realities
63
Indians Archaeologists and the Future
72
Low BridgeEverybody Cross
78
Why Indians Arent Celebrating the Bicentennial
199
Problems in the Recovery of a Usable Past
206
Kinship with the World
223
A New Trend in Contemporary American Society
230
Alcatraz Activism and Accommodation
241
More Others
249
The Indian Population
257
RELIGION
273

At the Beginning
101
A Flock of Anthros
123
EDUCATION
125
Traditional Technology
129
Traditional Education in the Modern World
137
Higher Education and SelfDetermination
144
The Turmoil of Ethnic Studies
154
The Burden of Indian Education
159
INDIANS
187
Hebrews 138
189
The Religious Challenge
275
The Concept of History
290
Tribal Religions and Contemporary American Culture
305
Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility
323
Myth and the Origin of Religion
339
Tribal Religious Realities
354
Freedom of Religion in Scalias America
370
Credits and Permissions
373
Index
375
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Vine Deloria Jr., was a leading Native American scholar, whose research, writings, and teaching have encompassed history, law, religious studies, and political science. He is the former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians. Sam Scinta is president and publisher of Fulcrum Publishing and the creator of Fulcrum's best-selling Speaker's Corner series on contemporary political affairs.

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