SACRED WISDOM OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS Larry J Zimmerman
An absorbing overview of Native American history, belief and culture which focuses particularly on their ritual and ceremony. Myth and symbolism are also covered, including prayer, totem poles, maize, hunting, dreams, funerary rites, the great migrations, the sacred landscape, ancestors, trees, the vision quest, the sweat lodge, healing, and the afterlife. The substantial quotations that punctuate the book include moving prose, poetry and speeches by Native American Indians. Lavishly illustrated and with a useful Documentary Reference section, this book is a must for any Native American enthusiast.
320pp, 152mm x 236mm, hardback, 2011