WAYS OF KNOWING: Experience, Knowledge, and Power Among the Dene Tha
Edition: Trade paperback.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1998.). "This innovative study reveals the creative world of a Native community. Once seminomadic hunters and gatherers who traveled by horse wagon, canoe, and dog sled, the Dene Tha of northern Canada today live in government-built homes in the settlement of Chateh. Their lives are a distinct blend of old and new, in which traditional forms of social control, healing, and praying entwine with services supplied by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a nursing station, and a Roman Catholic church. Many older cultural beliefs and practices remain: ghosts linger, reincarnating and sometimes causing deaths; past and future are interpreted through the Prophet Dance; "animal helpers" become lifelong companions and sources of power; and personal visions and experiences are considered the roots of true knowledge. " Map. Notes, references, index. xliv, 334 pp. ISBN: 0-8032-70747.
Condition: Good overall - underlining on a few pages, stains to bottom edge of textblock.