Pre-Columbian American religions / Walter Krickeberg, Herman Trimborn, Werner Müller, Otto Zerries ; translated by Stanley Davis.

1st ed.. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1969] .

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Standard Title Religionen des alten Amerika. English
Subjects América -- Religión.
Indians -- Religion.
Religión -- Historia.
Series History of religion (Phoenix Press (London, England))
Description [5], 365 pages : 13 plates, maps ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Translation of Die Religionen des alten Amerika.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index (p. 359-365).
Summary Four readable essays by two archaeologists and two social anthropologists summarize knowledge gained from written sources, archaeological finds, and studies of present-day inhabitants concerning the pre-Columbian religions of Mesoamerica, South Central American and Andean civilizations, North America except for the Arctic, and primitive South America and the West Indies.
Contents 1. Mesoamerica / Walter Krickeberg : Mexico ; Maya territory -- 2. South Central America and the Andean civilizations / Hermann Trimborn : South Central America and the northern Andes ; The central Andes -- 3. North America / Werner Müller : North America in 1600 ; The lonely drum : the Canadian Algonquin and Athapascans ; Supreme being and big house : the Delaware and Algonquin of the Atlantic seabord ; Dream, vision and tradition : the Algonquin of the Great Lakes ; Twin gods and a dual world : the Iroquois of Lake Ontario ; The kingdom of the gods in the middle : the Zuñi of New Mexico ; Death and rebirth : the Kwakiutl of British Columbia ; The creator and his adversary : the central Californians -- 4. Primitive South America and the West Indies / Otto Zerries : Supreme Being, culture hero and ancestor ; Spirits and rituals of the hunt ; Vegetation gods and fertility rites ; headhunting and cannibalism ; The soul and ancestor worship ; Representations of supernatural beings ; Shamanism.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4266
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WorldCat Identities Krickeberg, Walter, 1885-1962.
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