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Mabel McKay : Weaving the Dream

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780520209688

ISBN10:
0520209680
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr

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Summary

A world-renowned Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, Mabel McKay expressed her genius through her celebrated baskets, her Dreams, her cures, and the stories with which she kept her culture alive. She spent her life teaching others how the spirit speaks through the Dream, how the spirit heals, and how the spirit demands to be heard. Greg Sarris weaves together stories from Mabel McKay's life with an account of how he tried, and she resisted, telling her story straight--the white people's way. Sarris, an Indian of mixed-blood heritage, finds his own story in his search for Mabel McKay's. Beautifully narrated, Weaving the Dreaminitiates the reader into Pomo culture and demonstrates how a woman who worked most of her life in a cannery could become a great healer and an artist whose baskets were collected by the Smithsonian. Hearing Mabel McKay's life story, we see that distinctions between material and spiritual and between mundane and magical disappear. What remains is a timeless way of healing, of making art, and of being in the world.

Table of Contents

Sarah Taylor's Granddaughter
1(34)
Carnivals, Madams, and Mixed-Up Indian Doctors
35(33)
Medicine Woman
68(54)
Prayer Basket
122


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