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Red man's religion; beliefs and practices of the Indians north of Mexico [by] Ruth M. Underhill.


Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1965] .
ISBN 0226841669, 0226841677, 9780226841670, 9780226841663

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Subjects Indians of North America -- Religion.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Amérique du Nord -- Religion.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Mexique -- Mexico (Mexique) -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Indiens d'Amérique -- Religion.
Description x, 301 pages illustrations, maps, plates 25 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
Notes "Intended as a companion to the author's Red man's America."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290).
Summary Among the topics considered in this classic study are world origins and supernatural powers, attitudes toward the dead, the medicine man and shaman, hunting and gathering rituals, war and planting ceremonies, and newer religions, such as the Ghost Dance and the Peyote Religion.
Contents Indians and the supernatural -- Religion : its geography and history -- Impersonal power -- World origins -- The spirits -- Woman power -- Attitude toward the dead : fear and avoidance -- Attitude toward the dead : adoption of a substitute or "delayed burial" -- Medicine man, shaman, and priest -- The vision -- Indian ceremonialism -- Hunting and gathering rituals -- War ceremonies -- For the general welfare : the sun dance -- Planting begins -- Planting ceremonies : the southern woodland -- Planting ceremonies : the Iroquois -- Planting ceremonies : Great Lakes and upper Mississippi -- Planting ceremonies : the prairie -- Planting ceremonies : the Pueblos -- "Stranger" into Navaho -- The western Southwest -- Modern religions.
Geographic Area North America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)711620
(OCoLC)ocm00711620
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Underhill, Ruth, 1883-1984.
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