I BECOME PART OF IT: Sacred Dimensions in Native A by D.M. Dooling

I BECOME PART OF IT: Sacred Dimensions in Native A

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A striking collection of essays about the Native American spiritual tradition, complemented by relevant retold or preserved Native American tales. The contributors of the essays--most of which, like the stories, are reprinted from Parabola magazine--include some of the leading authorities on Native American spirituality, including Vine Deloria on the internal and external exile of the Native American ("Out of Chaos"), Arthur Amiotte on attending a religious ceremony at Pine Ridge ("Eagles Fly Over"), and Oren Lyons on the relevance for mainstream culture of the Native American way ("Our Mother Earth": "We are indigenous people to this land. We are like a conscience"). The tales, too--from Joseph Bruchac's retelling of "How Gluskabe Stole Tobacco" to the moving Iroquois tale, "The Roots of Peace"--challenge, delight, and inspire. An important and unusually accessible contribution to our understanding of Native American spirituality. (Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of art by contemporary Native American artists.)

ISBN: 930407-07-5
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