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The native American sweat lodge : history and legends

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Freedom, CA : Crossing Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bruchac celebrates the importance of the sweat lodge in this overview of its history, meaning, and use to American Indians and other cultures. Includes 25 traditional Native American poems and stories.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0895946378 9780895946379 089594636X 9780895946362
OCLC Number: 28419329
Description: 145 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Sweat Lodge --
Historical Survey. The Basic Types of Sweats. Early European Sweat Baths. Early Descriptions of Native American Sweats. The Repression of the Sweat Lodge --
The Parts of the Lodge. The Poles. The Covering. The Stones. The Pipe --
Creation. Noogami's Arrival (Micmac). The Creation of the Sweat Lodge (Dineh [Navajo]). The Giver (Joshua). The Naming of the Animals (Okanagan). Earth Namer (Maidu) --
The Lodge of Testing. The Bow Wrapped in Bark (Huron). The Hero Twins (Dineh [Navajo]). Mejo and The Bear (Naskapi). The Beaver Stick (Blackfeet). Chiloquin's Sweat (Klamath). The Sweat Lodge Without a Bucket (Watlala) --
When Trickster Enters the Lodge. Wolverine and Bear (Passamaquoddy). How Coyote Made the Seasons (Nez Perce). Coyote and Deer Spirit (Yakima). Coyote and Gray Giant (Dineh [Navajo]). Coyote and the Navajo (Hopi). A Dog for the Sweat Lodge (Cheyenne) --
The Healing Lodge. First Man and the Cedar Bough Lodge (Santee). The Coming of Medicines (Creek). Stone Boy (Lakota). Scar Face (Blackfeet). Weetucks Brings the Sweat (Wampanoag). The Blanket of Men's Eyes (Seneca). Turtle Man (Cheyenne).
Responsibility: by Joseph Bruchac.

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Bruchac celebrates the importance of the sweat lodge in this overview of its history, meaning, and use to American Indians and other cultures. Includes 25 traditional Native American poems and stories.

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