9780806133522

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806133522

  • ISBN10:

    080613352X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

Eloh', a Cherokee word, is usually translated by anthropologists as "religion," but it also simultaneously encompasses history, culture, knowledge, law, and land. In this provocative work, Jace Weaver interlaces these seemingly disparate meanings to form a coherent approach to Native American Studies. In nineteen interrelated chapters, Weaver presents a range of experiences shared by native peoples in the Americas, from the distant past to the uncertain future. He examines Indian creative output, from oral tradition to the postmodern wordplay of Gerald Vizenor, and brings to light previously overlooked texts. Weaver also tackles up-to-the-minute issues, including environmental crises, Native American spirituality, repatriation of Indian remains and cultural artifacts, and international human rights.

Table of Contents

``Blue'' v
Preface ix
Part One: LITERATURE 1(154)
In Other's Words: Literature and Community
3(50)
Trickster among the Wordies: The Work of Gerald Vizenor
53(6)
Venus on the Half-Shell? Why Not?
59(7)
Remnants of the First Earth: A Review
66(3)
An Ubermensch among the Apache: Or, Karl May's Tour of the Grand Teutons
69(22)
Clowns and Villains: American Natives and the American Musical
91(26)
Innocents Abroad: Or, Smilla Has a Sense of Snow, but Our Kanawakes Are in Egypt
117(13)
Hell and Highwater
130(10)
Original Simplicities and Present Complexities: Reinhold Niebuhr, Ethnocentrism, and the Myth of American Excetionalism
140(15)
Part Two. LAW 155(72)
Indian Presence with No Indians Present: NAGPRA and Its Discontents
157(18)
Losing My Religion: Native American Traditions and American Religious Freedom
175(14)
Triangulated Power and the Environment: Tribes, the Federal Government, and the States
189(12)
Scaling Rios Montt: Indigenous Peoples, International Human Rights, and the Pinochet Case
201(26)
Part Three. CULTURE 227(78)
It Came from Outer Space: Of Museums, Meteorites, and Messengers of the Gods
229(8)
Native Reformation in Indian Country? Forging a Relevant Spiritual Identity among Indian Christians
237(5)
A Biblical Paradigam for Native Liberation
242(4)
Trickster: The Sacred Fool
246(12)
Reaching beyond Language: Native American Eschatology and Apocalyptic Messianism
258(22)
From I-Hermeneutics to We-Hermeneutics: Native Americans and the Post-Colonial
280(25)
Notes 305(52)
Bibliography 357(18)
Index 375

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