Table of contents for Native North American religious traditions : dancing for life / Jordan Paper.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue
PART I: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. INTRODUCTION
	Prelude
		Dancing for Life
		Native North American Religious Traditions
	Common Features
		The Number Four
		Reciprocity
		Tobacco and Other Sacred Herbs
		Experiential Religion
	Western Perceptions
		No Religion: The Heathen Savage
		Animism, Totemism and Other 19th Century Fallacies
		The Noble Savage
		New Age Hucksters
	Further Considerations
		Esotericism
		Suppression and Secrecy
		"Stealing Religion"
		Avoidance of Photographs and Recordings
2. FROM PAST TO PRESENT
	Native Traditions Prior to Contact
		North and Northwest
		Great Lakes and Midwest
		Southeast
		Mississippi and Ohio River Basins
		Plains and Plateau
		Northwest Coast
		Southwest, Great Basin and California
		Far South and Caribbean
	From Contact to Reservations
	Reservations and Enforced Christian Conversion
	Revitalization of Native Traditions
3. THEOLOGY
	Cosmogony and the Influence of Christianity
	The Environment as Numinous
	Ancestral and Other Spirits of the Dead
	Culture Heroes and "Tricksters"
PART II: CEREMONIES FROM A VARIETY OF TRADITIONS
4. GREAT LAKES AND NORTHEAST
	Anishnabe Religion: Modernization of Gathering-Hunting Spirituality
	The Haudenosaunee: From Horticulture-Hunting to Agriculture
5. SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST
	Diné Menarche Rituals: Celebrating Female Spiritual Power
		Navajo Kinaald 
		Apache Sunset Dance
	Muskogee Green Corn Ceremony: Continuing An Agricultural Tradition
6. PLAINS
	Missouri Basin Horticultural-Hunting Complex: Twinning Corn and Bison
	Nitsitapi Bundle Ceremonies: The Effects of Horse Nomadism 
7. NORTHWEST COAST
	Potlatch: Religious Heart of Coastal Traditions
	Makah Whale Hunt: Continuing Persecution of Native Religion
8. PAN-INDIAN RITUALS
	Circum-polar Rituals
		Spirit ("Sweat") Lodge
		Binding Rituals: "Shaking Tent" and Yuwipi
	Regional Pan-Indian Rituals
		Thirst ("Sun") Dance
		Dance Drum and the Powwow
	The Sacred Pipe: Ritual of Adoption
	Native American Church (Peyote Religion)
Epilogue
Further Readings
References
Notes
Index
ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure 1: Earth as Human Woman.
Figure 2: Ixchel (Earth as deity of healing and fertility).
Figure 3: Two Diverse Miniature Images of Bear.
Figure 4: Nanabozho.
Figures 5a&b: Northwest Coast - From Old to New.
Figures 6a&b: Maya "Sweat" Lodge.
Figure 7: Anishnabe Sacred Pipe.

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Indians of North America -- Religion.
Indian cosmology -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.