Animals Came Dancing Native American Sacred Ecology and Animal Kinship

ISBN-10: 0816520275

ISBN-13: 9780816520275

Edition: N/A

Authors: Howard L. Harrod

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In his study of the relation between Indians and animals on the northern Great Plains, Harrod (social ethics and sociology of religion, Oberlin U.) examines cultural practices that flourished from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century. He focuses on hunting practices and the presence of animals in the folklore of the Lakota, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Pawnee, and other peoples and how their traditions reflect a "sacred ecology" in which humans exist in relationship with other powers, including animals. He also explores the meanings of Indian-animal relations for a contemporary society that values human dominance over the natural world. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Animals and Cultural Values
Northern Plains Hunters
In the Beginning There Were Animals
The Gift of Animals
Animal Rituals on the Northern Plains
Renewing the Animals
Humans and Animals in the Twenty-First Century
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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