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Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath


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List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction: Style, and Sources, and Methods-Oh, My! Chapter 1. "Grandfather God" and the Missionaries: "Totally Good for Nothing" Chapter 2. The Twinned Cosmos of Serpents and Thunderbirds Chapter 3. Sweats of the Living and the Dead Chapter 4. Visions and Dreams Chapter 5. Giants and Dwarfs Chapter 6. Afterlife, Resuscitation, and Reincarnation Chapter 7. The Harmony Way Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Barbara Alice Mann is an Associate Professor in the Jesup Scott Honors College at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She has published widely in the areas of Native American history, women's studies, and literature. She lives and works in the Land of the Three Miamis.


"Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath is a powerful testament to critical thinking focusing on the philosophical contrasts between Christian-Western and Turtle Island worldviews Mann's Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath is an important contribution to the study of Native American lifeways."--Reading Religion "'Authentic' has been a much-abused word in the world of Native American spirituality, populated by ersatz dream catchers, 'great spirits,' and plastic medicine men. Into this muddle, Barbara Mann in Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath offers a clear, lively analysis of Native American spirituality's roots that will open your eyes. Her command of the subject matter sparkles with insight. Native American history and philosophy badly needs this ground-breaking book, now." --Bruce E. Johansen, Jacob J. Isaacson Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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