Spirit Wind

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-04
  • Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr
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Guarded by snakes and guided by a sacred fire, Storm Rider, adopted son of the Many Waters People, masters the powerful Snakebite medicine, but his world is plunged into blackness by cannibals, who also threaten to kill his only hope of salvation. Love, hate, friendship, and unforgettable characters are interwoven as closely as one of old Cane Basket's watertight baskets in this anthropologically accurate story of American Indian cultures in conflict. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Jon L. Gibson is a retired anthropology professor from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a lifelong research focus on the natives and culture of the Atchafalaya region, author of The Ancient Mounds of Poverty Point: Place of Rings, and co-editor of Signs of Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Spirit Childp. 1
The Healing Wayp. 9
Snakebite Healerp. 15
Lessons in Healingp. 21
The Red Beadp. 27
Cloud Bringer, Father-of-Storm-Riderp. 37
"War"p. 45
Mourning Timep. 55
Stone-Arrow-Point Peoplep. 67
Cutting Cane and Gathering Dyesp. 82
Passing on Traditionsp. 94
Nobles and Commonersp. 103
The Bone Basketp. 115
Ambush at Round Islandp. 123
Cannibal Beastsp. 131
Captives' Sentencesp. 139
Remembering Bent Woman's Teachingsp. 148
Escapep. 156
Homecomingp. 167
Glossaryp. 173
Further Readingp. 181
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