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Mother Earth, Father Sky : Native American myth.

Lowenstein, Tom, author. (Added Author). Vitebsky, Piers, author. (Added Author). Duncan Baird Publishers. (Added Author).
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West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 299.79 MOT (Text) 31951004123383 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780760774854
  • ISBN: 760774854
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2005.

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General Note: "Writers, Tom Lowenstein, Piers Vitebsky ... created, edited and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: London : Duncan Baird, 1999.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 144) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Indian world. The first Americans -- A tapestry of peoples -- Picture essay: sacred places -- Earthdivers and creators. Earthdivers -- Of seasons, seals and cereals -- From darkness to light -- The search for home -- The Great spirit -- The origin of the sun, moon and stars -- The details of the universe -- The peopling of the earth -- How old age and death began -- Picture essay: myth and art -- The spiritual cosmos. "The earth is my mother" -- The circle of heaven -- Watery realms -- The sun, moon and stars -- Spirits of nature -- Thunder, lightning, fire and rainbow -- The society of animals -- Animal souls and the afterlife -- Soul theory and spirit flight -- The next life -- Keepers of order. Tricksters, the unpredictable spirits -- Raven and hare -- Coyote, a sly wild dog -- Heroes of myth and history -- Demons and monsters -- Sacred and terrifying creatures -- Humans and animals -- Animal spouses and guardians -- The vulnerability of animals -- Picture essay: on the warpath -- Totems and clans -- Northwest coast ceremonies -- A web of ceremony. Shamans and medicine -- Soul flights, dreams and vision quests -- Sacred societies -- Hunting ceremonies -- The Sun dance -- Revivals and cults -- Picture essay: the alien eye -- The Native American legacy.
Subject: Indian mythology > North America.
Indians of North America > Religion.

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