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American Indians : the first nations : Native North American life, myth and art / Larry J. Zimmerman.

By: Zimmerman, Larry J, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Duncan Baird, 2003Description: 143 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1904292747 (pbk.).Other title: First nations : native North American life, myth and art.Subject(s): Indian mythology -- North America | Indian art -- North America | Indians of North America -- Social life and customs | Indians of North America -- Religion | Indians of North America | Indians of North America -- Folklore | Indian mythology | Indian art | Indians of North America -- Social life a | Indians | Indians of South AmericaDDC classification: 970.1
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Includes bibliography (p. 138) and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Image and Imagination (p. 6)
  • The Soul of the Native North Americans (p. 8)
  • The Rocks that Teach (p. 10)
  • The Story of the Native North Americans (p. 12)
  • Map: Culture Areas of Native North America (p. 13)
  • The Art of the Native North Americans (p. 16)
  • Invoking the Totem Spirits (p. 18)
  • Reclaiming the Past (p. 20)
  • Claiming the Present (p. 22)
  • Everyday Links to the Sacred (p. 24)
  • Wisdom Places (p. 26)
  • Spirit Bear's Tipi (p. 28)
  • To Protect Mother Earth (p. 30)
  • Mounds and Effigies (p. 32)
  • The Dome of the Sky (p. 34)
  • The Thunder Beings (p. 36)
  • Celestial Duality (p. 38)
  • Origins and Holy Landscapes (p. 40)
  • The Place of the Blue Smoke (p. 44)
  • Great Migrations (p. 46)
  • Space, Time, and the Divine (p. 48)
  • Cairns of the Arctic Giants (p. 54)
  • Ceremonial Chambers (p. 56)
  • Magnificent Dwellings of the Ancient Ones (p. 58)
  • The Living Spirit (p. 60)
  • Spirits of Nature (p. 62)
  • Masks of Transformation (p. 64)
  • Ancestral Animals (p. 66)
  • As Swift as "Sky Dogs" (p. 68)
  • Totem and Clan (p. 70)
  • Raptor Messenger of the Sky Spirits (p. 72)
  • Heroes, Tricksters, and Monsters (p. 74)
  • Divine Protection and Power (p. 78)
  • Dream Voyages (p. 80)
  • Sacred Societies (p. 82)
  • Where Manitous Dwell (p. 84)
  • Even the Sacred Changes (p. 86)
  • Symbol, Myth, and Cosmos (p. 88)
  • Earthdivers and World Makers (p. 90)
  • Circle of Time (p. 92)
  • The Unifying Circle (p. 94)
  • The Holiness of Artistry (p. 96)
  • Spider Woman's Blessing (p. 100)
  • Spirit Worlds (p. 102)
  • Hunters and Prey (p. 104)
  • Return of the Buffalo Nation (p. 106)
  • Gathering the Earth's Abundance (p. 108)
  • The Divine Gift of Maize (p. 110)
  • Ritual and Sacrament (p. 112)
  • The Way of the Sacred Powers (p. 114)
  • Healing Ways (p. 116)
  • Seeking a Vision (p. 118)
  • Change, Renewal, and Dance (p. 120)
  • From Maiden to Changing Woman (p. 124)
  • Status of the Warriors (p. 126)
  • Adornment of the Brave (p. 128)
  • Exploits in Battle (p. 130)
  • Journey to the Afterlife (p. 132)
  • Select List of Native Peoples and Regions (p. 136)
  • Further Reading (p. 138)
  • Index (p. 139)
  • Picture Credits (p. 144)