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Teaching Spirits: Understanding Native American Religious Traditions

Joseph Epes Brown


This book offers a thematic approach to looking at Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, the book observes certain common themes that resonate within many Native traditions. It demonstrates how themes within native traditions connect with each other, at the same time upholding the integrity of individual traditions. The book illustrates each of these themes with explorations of specific native cultures including Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, and Ojibwe. It demonstrates how Native American values provide an alternative metaphysics th ... More

Keywords: Native American cultures, Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, Ojibwe, spiritual values, Black Elk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195138757
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Epes Brown, author
University of Montana (deceased)