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The Stars We Know

The Stars We Know Author Timothy P. McCleary
ISBN-10 9781478609551
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 122
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This fascinating ethnography explores how the Crow Indians have blended scientific observation with religious symbolism to develop traditions that are a cornerstone of their culture. For centuries, the Crow people have kept a careful watch on the heavens above themparticularly the cycles and movements of the stars, the sun, the moon, and certain planets. Their interpretations of these cosmic phenomena have shaped the principles by which the Crow live, providing a sense of right and wrong and an attendant set of values and ethics. The Crow speak of this celestial wisdom as ihk alwahkuua, the stars we know. In this illustrated volume, McCleary provides description and background but lets the Crow star knowledge unfold through the words of contemporary tribal elders, whose narratives describe the origins and organization of the universe and the history of constellations that have special religious interpretation and history. The Stars We Know, Second Edition is a valuable contribution to the study of Native American theology as well as an important record of Crow oral traditions.



Crow Indian Rock Art

Crow Indian Rock Art Author Timothy P McCleary
ISBN-10 9781315431123
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 184
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This absorbing volume examines the cultural role of rock art for the Apsáalooke, or Crow, people of the northern Great Plains. Their extensive rock art developed within the changing cultural life of the tribe. Individual knowledge and meaning of rock art panels, however, relies as much on collective concepts of landscape as it does on shared memories of historic Crow culture. Using this idea as a focus, this book:-introduces Plains Indian rock art of the 19th century as we know about it from its own stylistic conventions, ethnographic data, and historical accounts;-investigates the contemporary Crow discourse about rock art and its place within the cultural landscape and archaeological record;-argues that cultural concepts of space and place are fundamental to the way rock art is discussed, experienced and interpreted.



Nature Space and the Sacred

Nature  Space and the Sacred Author Sigurd Bergmann
ISBN-10 0754666867
Release 2009
Pages 340
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Nature, Space and the Sacred offers the first investigative mapping of a new and highly significant agenda: the spatial interactions between religion, nature and culture. In this ground-breaking work, different concepts of religion, theology, space and place and their internal relations are discussed in an impressive range of approaches. Weaving together a diversity of perspectives, this book presents an innovative and truly transdisciplinary environmental science. Its broad range offers a rich exchange of insights, methods and theoretical engagements.



The Woman Who Loved Mankind

The Woman Who Loved Mankind Author Lillian Bullshows Hogan
ISBN-10 9780803243309
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 568
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The oldest living Crow at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Lillian Bullshows Hogan (1905–2003) grew up on the Crow reservation in rural Montana. In The Woman Who Loved Mankind she enthralls readers with her own long and remarkable life and the stories of her parents, part of the last generation of Crow born to nomadic ways. As a child Hogan had a miniature teepee, a fast horse, and a medicine necklace of green beads; she learned traditional arts and food gathering from her mother and experienced the bitterness of Indian boarding school. She grew up to be a complex, hard-working Native woman who drove a car, maintained a bank account, and read the local English paper but spoke Crow as her first language, practiced beadwork, tanned hides, honored clan relatives in generous giveaways, and often visited the last of the old chiefs and berdaches with her family. She married in the traditional Crow way and was a proud member of the Tobacco and Sacred Pipe societies but was also a devoted Christian who helped establish the Church of God on her reservation. Warm, funny, heartbreaking, and filled with information on Crow life, Hogan’s story was told to her daughter, Mardell Hogan Plainfeather, and to Barbara Loeb, a scholar and longtime friend of the family who recorded her words, staying true to Hogan’s expressive speaking rhythms with its echoes of traditional Crow storytelling.



Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106012293475
Release 1998
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Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy

Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy Author James Kale McNeley
ISBN-10 0816507244
Release 1981
Pages 115
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"The author has written a well-documented book on the Navajo concept of personality. . . . Holy Wind gives life, movement, thought, speech, and behavior and links the Navajo soul to the immanent powers of the universe. . . . A valuable case study." ÑJournal of Psychology & Theology "An admirable volume . . . it illustrates how much we can learn about the importance of poetry as a fundamental activity by investigating the traditions of what should be acknowledged as the New World's unique classical past." ÑNew Scholar "This book is a fascinating analysis of what obviously is a central dimension in the traditional Navajo awareness of life." ÑNew Mexico Historical Review



Cultures Out of Sync

Cultures Out of Sync Author Cheryl Kay Schultze Crawley
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3497151
Release 2008
Pages 652
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Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy Author Michael G. Gibbs
ISBN-10 1583816720
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 575
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"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.



Foundations of new world cultural astronomy

Foundations of new world cultural astronomy Author Anthony F. Aveni
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131668530
Release 2008-09-30
Pages 826
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Gazing into the black skies from the Anasazi observatory at Chimney Rock or the Castillo Pyramid in the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, a modern visitor might wonder what ancient stargazers looked for in the skies and what they saw. Once considered unresearchable, these questions now drive cultural astronomers who draw on written and unwritten records and a constellation of disciplines. Cultural astronomy has evolved at ferocious speed since its genesis in the 1960s, with seminal essays and powerful rebuttals published in far-flung, specialized journals. Until now, only the most closely involved scholars could follow the intellectual fireworks. In this new reader, Anthony Aveni--one of cultural astronomy's founders and top scholars and a former National Professor of the Year--offers a selection of the essays that built the field, from foundational works to contemporary scholarship. Aveni also serves up incisive commentary, background for the uninitiated, suggested reading, and more.



Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006174223
Release 2004
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Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians

Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians Author Robert Harry Lowie
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020988270
Release 1918
Pages 308
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Patterns in the Sky

Patterns in the Sky Author Stephen Michael Fabian
ISBN-10 1577661818
Release 2001
Pages 125
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SSILA Newsletter

SSILA Newsletter Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000070053024
Release 1998
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Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting

Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting Author Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057594775
Release 2001
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Annals of Wyoming

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105214056488
Release 2010
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European Review of Native American Studies

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ISBN-10 IND:30000085250854
Release 1999
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Memory and vision

Memory and vision Author Emma I. Hansen
ISBN-10 0295985798
Release 2007
Pages 319
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The story of the Native peoples of the Great Plains is a cornerstone in the history and heritage of the American West. From the Arapaho to the Cheyenne, Lakota, Shoshone, Blackfeet, Comanche, Pawnee, Arikara, Gros Ventre, Hidatsa, and Crow tribes, these buffalo hunters and pastoral farmers once dominated the vast landscape from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from present-day Canada to Texas. In Memory and Vision, Emma I. Hansen and distinguished members of the Plains Indian community weave the history of Native peoples together with an insightful view of contemporary Native life, presenting the glory, endurance, and renewal of the life ways of Plains peoples. Memory and Vision introduces the fundamental traditions of these tribal cultures, with detailed historical descriptions of daily life -- spiritual, cultural, and economic -- among the Plains tribes. Native farmers and hunters put the earth's resources to creative use, with women playing an important role in growing crops, preparing food, and making clothing and shelter for their families. Of crucial importance to both nomadic and farming tribes was the buffalo, whose presence on the Plains has long been a tangible reminder of the tribes' ties to the land and of their heritage as hunters. The contributors trace the story of the Plains peoples through adversity -- European settlement, disease, warfare, loss of homelands, the decimation of the buffalo, the powerful influence of missionaries and government agents, and, finally, settlement on reservations -- to the renewal of their cultures in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. On reservations and in cities and small towns throughout North America, Native life is experiencing a renewed sense of vigour, reflected in culture and language programs, the establishment of museums, the protection of sacred lands, and a renaissance in Native art to engage historical and contemporary issues. Memory and Vision illustrates the past and present of the Plains peoples in over 250 full-colour images, from traditional feather bonnets, war shirts, bear claw necklaces, pipe tomahawks, beadwork, and quillwork, to contemporary paintings and sculptures.