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Mother Earth, Father Sky : Native American myth.

Author: Tom Lowenstein; Piers Vitebsky; Duncan Baird Publishers.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Inc., 2005.
Series: Myth and mankind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Indian world: First Americans -- Tapestry of peoples -- Sacred places -- Earthdivers and creators: Earthdivers -- Of seasons, seals and cereals -- From darkness to light -- Search for home -- Great spirit -- Origin of the sun, moon and stars -- Details of the universe -- Peopling of the earth -- How old age and death began -- Myth and art -- Spiritual cosmos: "The earth is my mother" -- Circle of heaven -- Watery  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lowenstein; Piers Vitebsky; Duncan Baird Publishers.
ISBN: 0760774854 9780760774854
OCLC Number: 70159502
Notes: "Writers, Tom Lowenstein, Piers Vitebsky ... created, edited and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers"--Title page verso.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm.
Contents: Indian world: First Americans --
Tapestry of peoples --
Sacred places --
Earthdivers and creators: Earthdivers --
Of seasons, seals and cereals --
From darkness to light --
Search for home --
Great spirit --
Origin of the sun, moon and stars --
Details of the universe --
Peopling of the earth --
How old age and death began --
Myth and art --
Spiritual cosmos: "The earth is my mother" --
Circle of heaven --
Watery realms --
Sun, moon and stars --
Spirits of nature --
Thunder, lightning, fire and rainbow --
Society of animals --
Animal souls and the afterlife --
Soul theory and spirit flight --
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 --
Vulnerability of animals --
On the warpath --
Totems and clans --
Northwest coast societies --
Web of ceremony: Shamans and medicine --
Soul flights, dreams and vision quests --
Sacred societies --
Hunting ceremonies --
Sun dance --
Revivals and cults --
Alien eye --
Native American legacy.
Series Title: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: Native American myth

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Indian world: First Americans -- Tapestry of peoples -- Sacred places -- Earthdivers and creators: Earthdivers -- Of seasons, seals and cereals -- From darkness to light -- Search for home -- Great spirit -- Origin of the sun, moon and stars -- Details of the universe -- Peopling of the earth -- How old age and death began -- Myth and art -- Spiritual cosmos: "The earth is my mother" -- Circle of heaven -- Watery realms -- Sun, moon and stars -- Spirits of nature -- Thunder, lightning, fire and rainbow -- Society of animals -- Animal souls and the afterlife -- Soul theory and spirit flight -- 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 -- Vulnerability of animals -- On the warpath -- Totems and clans -- Northwest coast societies -- Web of ceremony: Shamans and medicine -- Soul flights, dreams and vision quests -- Sacred societies -- Hunting ceremonies -- Sun dance -- Revivals and cults -- Alien eye -- Native American legacy.

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