My Elders Taught Me: Aspects of Western Great Lakes American Indian Philosophy

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University Press of America, 1992 - Philosophy - 73 pages
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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. Contents: Setting the Stages: From Another Perspective; The Atisokanak World; Creation and the Early 'Earth World'; The Earth and its 'People'; The Star People; The Inherent Primacy of Female Beings.

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John F. Boatman is Instructional Program Coordinator and Lecturer in American Indian Studies and in Ethnic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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