Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches Kay Parker Schweinfurth

ISBN: 9781280501098

Published: April 15th 2002

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239 pages


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Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches  by  Kay Parker Schweinfurth

Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches by Kay Parker Schweinfurth
April 15th 2002 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 239 pages | ISBN: 9781280501098 | 9.61 Mb

Kay Parker Schweinfurths Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches offers numerous stories recounted by seven self-appointed tribal historians, the last surviving primary repositories of Apache history, born betweenMoreKay Parker Schweinfurths Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches offers numerous stories recounted by seven self-appointed tribal historians, the last surviving primary repositories of Apache history, born between 1876 and 1903.

The Plains Apaches mystical kinship with the land and the natural environment that the tribes perceived and nurtured is embodied in their four sacred medicine bundles-the no.bikagseli., or prayer on top of the earth. In Prayer on Top of the Earth, we are introduced to the fascinating world of Apache bird, animal, and human spirits, a world enlivened by the antics of the beloved Coyote.

Intrigued by the world of the medicine man, we follow the Apaches vibrant ever-evolving religious community from the U.S. governments banning of native religions to the arrival of evangelistic Christianity to the birth of the peyote religion. And finally, we share in the Apaches frustration with the lack of cultural sensitivity displayed by Anglo America.

Prayer on Top of the Earth: The Spiritual Universe of the Plains Apaches presents and preserves important ethnographic information on the Plains Apaches for the first time in a single source.



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