Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Native Religions

Author:  Ake Hultkrantz

Title:  Native Religions

Table of contents/outline:

Chronology of Native American Culture and Religion  3

Chapter I. Introduction to Native American Religions 9

                The Diversity and Richness of American Indian      Religions 9

                Ethnic and Religions Origins                             11

                The Formation of Religious Traditions           15


Chapter II. Native American Religions: An Overview      20

                Worldview 21

                Cosmic Harmony 27

                Powers and Visions 29

                The Cycles of Life and Death 32

Chapter III. The Religion of the Wind River Shoshoni:

Hunting, Power, and Visions 37

                    The Development of Shoshoni Culture and Religion  38

                    The Structure of Shoshoni Culture Religion: Spirits, Religion 42

                     The Dynamics of Shoshoni Religions: Rituals of Human Change, the Sun Dance, and Curing 62

                     New Religion Approaches 82

Chapter IV.  The Religion of Zuni: Farming, Masked Dancers, and the Power of Fertility 87

                       The Development of Zuni Religions: Emergence from the Earth and the Reemergence of the Spirits 91

                        The Dynamics of Zuni Religion: Harmony with the Cosmos through Collective Ritual 108

                         Zuni Religion Today 125

Chapter V. Conclusion: Unity and Diversity in Native American Religions 128

Notes 133

Glossary 137

Selected Reading List 143








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