The World We Used to Live in: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2006 - Social Science - 237 pages
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Deloria looks at medicine men, their powers, and the Earth's relation to the cosmos.
 

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In his final book, Native American scholar and philosopher Deloria (1933-2005) presents engaging stories describing the exploits and skills of Native American medicine men (and a few women) drawn from ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Shared Dreams
8
Mens Vision Quest Experiences
16
Womens Vision Quest Experiences
31
Visions in Transition
39
Finding the Cure
47
Omaha Buffalo Medicine Men
57
The Horse Doctor
65
Enlisting the Weather as an Aid
144
The Picture Rocks
150
Buffalo Stones That Call the Blackfeet
156
Chapter Seven
167
Holding the Jar with Feathers
173
Powers of Animation
179
The Power of Invisibility
185
Chapter Eight
193

Chapter Three
83
Chapter Four
107
Animals Admonishing Humans
121
Changes in the Weather
135
Time
206
Bibliography
227
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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.

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