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Traditional Ojibwa religion and its historical changes

Author: Christopher Vecsey
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1983.
Series: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 152.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study describes and analyzes traditional Ojibwa religion and the changes it has undergone through the last three centuries, emphasizing the influence of Christian missions to the Ojibwas in effecting religious change, and examining the concomitant changes in Ojibwa culture and environment through the historical period."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Vecsey
ISBN: 0871691523 9780871691521
OCLC Number: 10061919
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Ojibwa history --
Christian missions to the Ojibwas --
Ojibwa responses to Christian missions --
The Ojibwa person, living and dead --
The Manitos --
Nanabozho and the creation myth --
Ojibwa relations with the Manitos --
Puberty fasting and visions --
Disease, health and medicine --
Religious leadership --
Midewiwin --
Diverse religious movements --
The loss of Ojibwa religion: a case in point.
Series Title: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 152.
Responsibility: Christopher Vecsey.

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"The study describes and analyzes traditional Ojibwa religion and the changes it has undergone through the last three centuries, emphasizing the influence of Christian missions to the Ojibwas in effecting religious change, and examining the concomitant changes in Ojibwa culture and environment through the historical period."--

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