Eloh’, a Cherokee be aware, is mostly translated by means of anthropologists as "religion," however it additionally at the same time encompasses historical past, tradition, wisdom, legislation, and land. during this provocative paintings, Jace Weaver interlaces those doubtless disparate meanings to shape a coherent method of local American Studies.
In nineteen interrelated chapters, Weaver offers a number of reviews shared via local peoples within the Americas, from the far-off earlier to the doubtful destiny. He examines Indian artistic output, from oral culture to the postmodern wordplay of Gerald Vizenor, and brings to mild formerly neglected texts. Weaver additionally tackles up to the moment concerns, together with environmental crises, local American spirituality, repatriation of Indian is still and cultural artifacts, and foreign human rights.
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