Howard L. Harrod is Oberlin Alumni Professor of Social Ethics and Sociology of Religion and Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.
"Finally someone has brought together a wealth of data on the sacred relationship between Native Americans and the world of plants and animals. This brief and cogent volume traces Plains Indian traditions through extensive references to a variety of origin myths and rituals that defined hunter-animal relationships in the 18th and 19th centuries. . . . This is a brilliant and very accessible volume that is destined to become a classic." --Choice"An important statement about the nature of Indian history that should inform anyone who ventures to study or write about the subject." --American Indian Quarterly"A perceptive, graceful monograph." --Great Plains Quarterly