American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia, Volume 2

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This extensive work goes beyond similar surveys that focus only on anthropology and history and explores the religious practices, movements, institutions, key figures, ceremonial systems, and religious accoutrements indigenous to North America, from the precontact era to the present. Taking a deep and informed look specifically at the religious and spiritual nature of Native Americans, the encyclopedia places traditions within their historical and theoretical context, examining their relevance within Native religious life and practice as well as within the academic study of religion.

Topics covered include key ideas and issues, religious and political leaders, primary ceremonies, mythic figures, and related cultural subjects, such as basketry, whaling, farming, and bison hunting, which have religious significance for Native peoples. Contributors include noted scholars of American Indian religious culture, including many who come from tribal traditions and can offer valuable insights and observations from their personal experience.

 

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Contents

An Encyclopedia Contributors and Their Entries
xiii
An Encyclopedia Introduction
xxiii
An Encyclopedia A
1
An Encyclopedia B
57
An Encyclopedia C
103
An Encyclopedia D
197
An Encyclopedia E
255
An Encyclopedia F
273
An Encyclopedia M
483
An Encyclopedia N
599
An Encyclopedia O
633
An Encyclopedia P
731
An Encyclopedia R
783
An Encyclopedia S
935
An Encyclopedia T
1093
An Encyclopedia V
1127

An Encyclopedia G
325
An Encyclopedia H
361
An Encyclopedia I
401
An Encyclopedia J
423
An Encyclopedia K
427
An Encyclopedia L
455
An Encyclopedia W
1135
An Encyclopedia Y
1165
An Encyclopedia Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
1175
An Encyclopedia Index
1183
An Encyclopedia About the Editors
1271
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About the author (2005)

Suzanne J. Crawford, PhD, is assistant professor of religion and culture at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

Dennis F. Kelley, PhD, is a visiting professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

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