Religion and culture in Native America / Suzanne Crawford O'Brien, Pacific Lutheran University ; with Inés Talamantez.

"Religion and Culture in Native America presents an introduction to a diverse array of Indigenous religious and cultural practices in North America, focusing on those issues in which tribal communities themselves are currently invested. These topics include climate change, water rights, the pro...

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Main Authors: Crawford O'Brien, Suzanne (Author), Talamantez, Inés (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2021]
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Summary:"Religion and Culture in Native America presents an introduction to a diverse array of Indigenous religious and cultural practices in North America, focusing on those issues in which tribal communities themselves are currently invested. These topics include climate change, water rights, the protection of sacred places, the reclaiming of Indigenous foods, health and wellness, social justice, and the safety of Indigenous women and girls. Locating such contemporary challenges within their historical, religious, and cultural contexts illuminates how Native communities' responses to such issues are not simply political, but deeply spiritual, informed by sacred traditions, ethical principles, and profound truths. In collaboration with renowned ethnographer and scholar of Native American religious traditions Inés Talamantez, Suzanne Crawford O'Brien abandons classical categories typically found in religious studies textbooks and challenges essentialist notions of Native American cultures"--Back cover.
"Provides a comprehensive introduction to the variety of Native cultures and religious practices in North America, while concentrating on those issues in which tribal communities themselves are currently invested"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:ix, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781538104743
1538104741
9781538104750
153810475X