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Dream catchers : how mainstream America discovered native spirituality

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Jenkins offers an account of the changing mainstream attitudes towards Native American spirituality, once seen as degraded spectacle, now hailed as New Age salvation. He charts this remarkable change by highlighting the complex history of white American attitudes towards Native religions, considering everything from the 19th-century American obsession with "Hebrew Indians" and Lost Tribes, to the early 20th-century  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 0195161157 9780195161151 0195189108 9780195189100
OCLC Number: 54074085
Description: xii, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Haunting America --
Heathen darkness --
Discovering native religion, 1860-1920 --
Pilgrims from the vacuum, 1890-1920 --
Crisis in Red Atlantis, 1914-1925 --
Brave new worlds, 1925-1950 --
Before the new age, 1920-1960 --
Vision quests, 1960-1980 --
The medicine show --
Thinking tribal thoughts --
Returning the land --
Real religion?
Responsibility: Philip Jenkins.
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How attitudes toward Native American spiritually evolved from horror to appropriation.  Read more...

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"Jenkins presents this hitory with an enormous range of facts, but his description and analyais remain lucid."--Numen

 
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