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Sayings of the ancestors : the spiritual life of the Sibundoy Indians

Author: John Holmes McDowell
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1989.
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The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism. From this cultural enclave, John McDowell presents here a body of  Read more...
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McDowell, John Holmes, 1946-
Sayings of the ancestors.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1989
(DLC) 89005435
(OCoLC)19264446
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Holmes McDowell
ISBN: 9780813163956 0813163951
OCLC Number: 900345253
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Muscuycunamanda; 3 Tapiacunamanda; 4 The Ancestral World; 5 The Spirit Realm; 6 The Cycle of Code Application; 7 Sibundoy Folk Religion; Appendix: A Note on the Inga Language; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: John Holmes McDowell.

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The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism. From this cultural enclave, John McDowell presents here a body of oral material collected from the Santiago Ingano community. This corpus of material is made up of some 200 ""sayings of the ancestors, "" proverb-like statements, many concerned with.

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"A fine book.... Contributes greatly to our understanding of South American religion." -- <i> <i>American Anthropologist</i></i></p>

 
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