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Navaho religion : a study of symbolism

Author: Gladys A Reichard
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1990. ©1977
Series: Bollingen series, 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this in-depth exploration of the symbols found in Navaho legend and ritual, Gladys Reichard discusses the attitude of the tribe members toward their place in the universe, their obligation toward humankind and their gods, and their conception of the supernatural, as well as how the Navaho achieve a harmony within their world through symbolic ceremonial practice. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reichard, Gladys Amanda.
Navaho Religion : A Study of Symbolism. (Mythos Series).
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gladys A Reichard
ISBN: 9781400859092 1400859093
OCLC Number: 889254844
Description: 1 online resource (872 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword to the Second Edition, by Oliver La Farge; Preface; Note on the Navaho Language; Introduction; Part 1 Dogma; Part 2 Symbolism; Part 3 Ritual; Notes.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 18.
Responsibility: Gladys A. Reichard.

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In this in-depth exploration of the symbols found in Navaho legend and ritual, Gladys Reichard discusses the attitude of the tribe members toward their place in the universe, their obligation toward humankind and their gods, and their conception of the supernatural, as well as how the Navaho achieve a harmony within their world through symbolic ceremonial practice. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton Universit.

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