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Amerindian rebirth : reincarnation belief among North American Indians and Inuit

Author: Antonia Curtze Mills; Richard Slobodin; Canadian Anthropology Society. Meeting
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
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"Until now few people have been aware of the prevalence of belief in some form of rebirth or reincarnation among North American native peoples. This collection of essays by anthropologists and one psychiatrist examines this concept among native American societies, from near the time of contact until the present day. Amerindian Rebirth opens with a foreword by Gananath Obeyesekere that contrasts North American and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Curtze Mills; Richard Slobodin; Canadian Anthropology Society. Meeting
ISBN: 0802028292 9780802028297 080207703X 9780802077035
OCLC Number: 29308165
Notes: In part papers presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society in Montréal, May 1990.
Description: xxiv, 411 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Reincarnation Eschatologies and the Comparative Study of Religions / Gananath Obeyesekere --
1. Introduction / Antonia Mills --
2. Reincarnation Belief among North American Indians and Inuit: Context, Distribution, and Variation / Antonia Mills --
3. Saving the Souls: Reincarnation Beliefs of the Seventeenth-Century Huron / Alexander von Gernet --
4. The Reincarnations of Thunder Cloud, A Winnebago Indian / Paul Radin --
5. Behind Inupiaq Reincarnation: Cosmological Cycling / Edith Turner --
6. From Foetus to Shaman: The Construction of an Inuit Third Sex / Bernard Saladin d'Anglure --
7. Born-Again Pagans: The Inuit Cycle of Spirits / Lee Guemple --
8. The Name Never Dies: Greenland Inuit Ideas of the Person / Mark Nuttall --
9. Kutchin Concepts of Reincarnation / Richard Slobodin --
10. Reincarnation as a Fact of Life among Contemporary Dene Tha / Jean-Guy A. Goulet --
11. The Concept of the Person and Reincarnation among the Kwakiutl Indians / Marie Mauze. 12. Person, Time and Being: Northwest Coast Rebirth in Comparative Perspective / Michael E. Harkin --
13. Rebirth and Identity: Three Gitksan Cases of Pierced-Ear Birthmarks / Antonia Mills --
14. Cultural Patterns in Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation among the Tlingit Indians of Southeastern Alaska / Ian Stevenson --
15. Alternate-Generation Equivalence and the Recycling of Souls: Amerindian Rebirth in Global Perspective / James G. Matlock --
16. The Study of Reincarnation in Indigenous American Cultures: Some Comments / Richard Slobodin --
Appendix. North American Indian and Inuit Reincarnation Sources / James G. Matlock and Antonia Mills.
Responsibility: edited by Antonia Mills and Richard Slobodin.

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Amerindian Rebirth will further our understanding of concepts of self-identity, kinship, religion, cosmology, resiliency, and change among native North American peoples  Read more...
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