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American Indians : the first nations : native North American life, myth and art
Zimmerman, Larry J., 1947-
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Publication Information:
London : Duncan Baird, [2003]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm
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E98.S7 Z56 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Table of Contents

Image and Imaginationp. 6
The Soul of the Native North Americansp. 8
The Rocks that Teachp. 10
The Story of the Native North Americansp. 12
Map: Culture Areas of Native North Americap. 13
The Art of the Native North Americansp. 16
Invoking the Totem Spiritsp. 18
Reclaiming the Pastp. 20
Claiming the Presentp. 22
Everyday Links to the Sacredp. 24
Wisdom Placesp. 26
Spirit Bear's Tipip. 28
To Protect Mother Earthp. 30
Mounds and Effigiesp. 32
The Dome of the Skyp. 34
The Thunder Beingsp. 36
Celestial Dualityp. 38
Origins and Holy Landscapesp. 40
The Place of the Blue Smokep. 44
Great Migrationsp. 46
Space, Time, and the Divinep. 48
Cairns of the Arctic Giantsp. 54
Ceremonial Chambersp. 56
Magnificent Dwellings of the Ancient Onesp. 58
The Living Spiritp. 60
Spirits of Naturep. 62
Masks of Transformationp. 64
Ancestral Animalsp. 66
As Swift as "Sky Dogs"p. 68
Totem and Clanp. 70
Raptor Messenger of the Sky Spiritsp. 72
Heroes, Tricksters, and Monstersp. 74
Divine Protection and Powerp. 78
Dream Voyagesp. 80
Sacred Societiesp. 82
Where Manitous Dwellp. 84
Even the Sacred Changesp. 86
Symbol, Myth, and Cosmosp. 88
Earthdivers and World Makersp. 90
Circle of Timep. 92
The Unifying Circlep. 94
The Holiness of Artistryp. 96
Spider Woman's Blessingp. 100
Spirit Worldsp. 102
Hunters and Preyp. 104
Return of the Buffalo Nationp. 106
Gathering the Earth's Abundancep. 108
The Divine Gift of Maizep. 110
Ritual and Sacramentp. 112
The Way of the Sacred Powersp. 114
Healing Waysp. 116
Seeking a Visionp. 118
Change, Renewal, and Dancep. 120
From Maiden to Changing Womanp. 124
Status of the Warriorsp. 126
Adornment of the Bravep. 128
Exploits in Battlep. 130
Journey to the Afterlifep. 132
Select List of Native Peoples and Regionsp. 136
Further Readingp. 138
Indexp. 139
Picture Creditsp. 144