Download E-books Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico PDF

By Carlos Castaneda

For us to understand any of the worlds that exist beside our personal, not just can we need to covet them yet we have to have adequate strength to grab them. during this innovative publication, Carlos Castaneda bargains readers the most important to this full of life conditioning for the 1st time, revealing a sequence of physique positions and actual hobbies that enabled a variety of sorcerers, and their apprentices, to navigate their very own sorceric trips. via sharing this centuries-old knowledge, Carlos Castaneda permits readers to shuttle to a few of those different nation-states, that are as actual, distinctive, absolute, and engulfing as our personal international. Castaneda bargains either a philosophical heritage of magical passes and an cutting edge, easy-to-understand tutorial layout, whole with greater than 450 computer-generated illustrations. Written with humor, readability, and authority, Magical Passes additional illuminates the real that means of sorcery and magic.

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Download E-books A Navajo Legacy: The Life and Teachings of John Holiday PDF

By John Holiday

A vibrant portrait of the lifetime of a conventional twentieth-century Navajo medication man

For greater than 90 years, Navajo medication guy John vacation has watched the sunlight upward push over the rock formations of his domestic in Monument Valley. At an early age, vacation started an apprenticeship together with his grandfather to benefit the Blessingway rite, and as a early life, he played rainmaking ceremonies and practiced healing.

vacation skilled the invasion of Monument Valley through whites and later participated within the early filmmaking undefined, operating with director John Ford and actor John Wayne. existence within the wilderness used to be rooted within the cattle and occasionally supplied just a hand-to-mouth lifestyles. vacation was once hired within the Nineteen Thirties with the Civilian Conservation Corps, served a short stint within the army, mined uranium at the Navajo Reservation within the Fifties, and labored at the railroad.

Robert S. McPherson interviewed vacation generally to checklist his complete and interesting lifestyles. vacation tells his grandparents tales of the lengthy stroll period, discusses attitudes concerning the land, relates Navajo spiritual tales, and recounts his education as a medication man. A Navajo Legacy displays the concepts of a conventional practitioner who has present in existence either good looks and classes for destiny generations.

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Download E-books Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy PDF

A becoming controversy in recent times has arisen round the use and abuse of local American group mascots. The Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, Kansas urban Chiefs, Florida nation Seminoles, and so forth—these are only many of the photos and names popularly linked to local american citizens which are nonetheless used as mascots through expert activities groups, dozens of universities, and numerous excessive faculties. this custom, a troubling legacy of Native–Euro-American relatives within the usa, has sparked heated debates and excessive protests that proceed to escalate.
 
Team Spirits is the 1st entire examine the local American mascots controversy. during this paintings activists and teachers discover the origins of local American mascots, the messages they communicate, and the explanations for his or her patience into the twenty-first century. The essays study hotly contested makes use of of mascots, together with the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians, and the college of Illinois's leader Illiniwek, in addition to both tricky yet extra complex examples equivalent to the Florida kingdom Seminoles and the multitude of local mascots at Marquette college. additionally showcased are examples of profitable competition, together with an finish to local American mascots at Springfield collage and in l. a. public schools.

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Download E-books From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859 PDF

By F. Todd Smith

From Dominance to Disappearance is the 1st specified background of the Indians of Texas and the close to Southwest from the overdue eighteenth to the center 19th century, a interval that begun with local peoples dominating the zone and ended with their disappearance, after settlers compelled the Indians in Texas to take safe haven in Indian Territory.
 
Drawing on a number of released and unpublished assets in Spanish, French, and English, F. Todd Smith strains the differing histories of Texas’s local peoples. He starts off in 1786, while the Spaniards concluded treaties with the Comanches and the Wichitas, between others, and strains the family among the local peoples and a few of the Euroamerican teams in Texas and the close to Southwest, a space encompassing elements of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. For the 1st 1/2 this era, the local peoples—including the Caddos, the Karankawas, the Tonkawas, the Lipan Apaches, and the Atakapas in addition to emigrant teams equivalent to the Cherokees and the Alabama-Coushattas—maintained a numerical superiority over the Euroamericans that allowed them to steer the region’s financial, army, and diplomatic affairs. After Texas declared its independence, notwithstanding, the facility of local peoples in Texas declined dramatically, and besides it, their skill to outlive within the face of overwhelming hostility. From Dominance to Disappearance illuminates a poorly understood bankruptcy within the heritage of Texas and its indigenous people.

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Download E-books Turtle Lung Woman's Granddaughter (American Indian Lives) PDF

By Delphine Red Shirt

Told of their personal phrases, Turtle Lung Woman’s Granddaughter is the unforgettable tale of numerous generations of Lakota ladies who grew up at the open plains of northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota. Delphine pink blouse has delicately woven the existence tales of her mom, Lone lady, and crimson Shirt’s great-grandmother, Turtle Lung lady, right into a non-stop narrative that succeeds triumphantly as a relocating, epic saga of Lakota girls from conventional instances within the mid–nineteenth century to the current. specifically revealing are Turtle Lung Woman’s dating together with her husband, Paints His Face with Clay, her therapeutic perform as a drugs girl, Lone Woman’s hardships and celebrations transforming into up within the early 20th century, and lots of impressive info in their family lives ahead of and through the early reservation years.

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Download E-books Indians Playing Indian: Multiculturalism and Contemporary Indigenous Art in North America PDF

modern indigenous peoples in North the USA confront a special trouble. whereas they're reclaiming their ancient prestige as sovereign international locations, mainstream pop culture maintains to depict them as cultural minorities just like different ethnic american citizens. those depictions of indigenous peoples as “Native american citizens” whole the wider narrative of the US as a safe haven to the world’s immigrants and a house to modern multicultural democracies, equivalent to the U.S. and Canada. yet they essentially misrepresent indigenous peoples, whose American background has been now not of immigration yet of colonization.
 
Monika Siebert’s Indians taking part in Indian first identifies this phenomenon as multicultural misrecognition, explains its assets in North American colonial background and within the political mandates of multiculturalism, and describes its results for modern indigenous cultural creation. It then explores the responses of indigenous artists who reap the benefits of the continuing renowned curiosity in local American tradition and artwork whereas delivering narratives of the political histories in their international locations so as to face up to multicultural incorporation.
 
each one bankruptcy of Indians taking part in Indian showcases a unique medium of latest indigenous art—museum exhibition, cinema, electronic high-quality artwork, sculpture, multimedia deploy, and literary fiction—and explores particular rhetorical concepts artists installation to stop multicultural misrecognition and get better political meanings of indigeneity. The websites and artists mentioned contain the nationwide Museum of the yank Indian in Washington, DC; filmmakers at Inuit Isuma Productions; electronic artists/photographers Dugan Aguilar, Pamela Shields, and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie; sculptor Jimmie Durham; and novelist LeAnne Howe.

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Download E-books The Praeger Handbook on Contemporary Issues in Native America [2 volumes] (Native America: Yesterday and Today (Hardcover)) PDF

Most american citizens comprehend little or no approximately local the United States. for plenty of, so much in their wisdom comes from an amalgam of 3 sources―a slightly remembered required historical past classification in undemanding college, Hollywood videos, and debates within the information media over casinos or activities mascots. This two-volume set offers with those concerns in addition to with extra very important issues of outrage to the way forward for local americans, together with their overall healthiness, their atmosphere, their cultural background, their rights, and their monetary sustainability.

This two-volume set is certainly one of few courses to local American revival in our time. It contains unique descriptions of efforts all through North the USA relating to restoration of languages, belief cash, monetary base, felony infrastructure, and agricultural structures. The set additionally comprises own profiles of people who've sparked renewal, from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a pace-setter one of the Inuit whose humans care for poisonous chemical compounds and worldwide warming, to Ernest Benedict and Ray Fadden, who introduced delight to Mohawk youngsters lengthy earlier than the belief used to be renowned. additionally incorporated are descriptions of struggles over Indian mascots, institution of multicultural city facilities, and ravages of uranium mining one of the Navajo. The set ends with an in depth improvement of latest subject matters in local humor as a coping mechanism. Delving sometimes into historic context, this set comprises worthy history details on present-day controversies which are frequently missed by means of the scoop media. for instance, the present struggles to get well local American belief cash and languages either emerged from a cradle-to-grave regulate method constructed by means of the U.S. and Canadian governments.

These efforts are a part of a much wider local American attempt to get over pervasive poverty and reassert local American fiscal independence. Is playing a solution to poverty, the hot buffalo, as a few local american citizens have referred to as it? the biggest local American on line casino thus far has been the Pequots' Foxwoods, close to Ledyard, Connecticut. somewhere else, equivalent to the hot York Oneidas' lands in Upstate manhattan, playing has supplied an enriched top type the potential to rent police to strength anti-gambling traditionalists from their houses. one of the Mohawks at Akwesasne, humans have died over the difficulty. This two-volume set brings jointly all of those struggles with the eye to element they've got continuously deserved and barely received.

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Download E-books Recognizing Heritage: The Politics of Multiculturalism in New Mexico PDF

By Thomas H. Guthrie

In 2006 Congress demonstrated the Northern Rio Grande nationwide background sector to acknowledge the four-hundred-year “coexistence” of Spanish and Indian peoples in New Mexico and their position within the usa. nationwide background components permit neighborhood groups to companion with the government to advertise historical maintenance, cultural conservation, and financial improvement. Recognizing Heritage explores the social, political, and old context of this and different public efforts to interpret and safeguard local American and Hispanic background in northern New Mexico.
 
The federal government’s attractiveness of latest Mexico’s cultural uniqueness contrasts sharply with its past efforts to wipe out Indian and Hispanic cultures. but even celebrations of cultural distinction can strengthen colonial hierarchies. Multiculturalism and colonialism have overlapped in New Mexico because the 19th century, whilst Anglo-American colonists all started selling the region’s certain cultures and unique photographs to travelers. Thomas H. Guthrie analyzes the connection among background upkeep and ongoing struggles over land, water, and identification caused by American colonization. He makes use of 4 websites in the historical past zone to demonstrate the accidental colonial results of multiculturalism: a historical past and anthropology museum, an Indian artwork marketplace, a “tricultural” commemorative plaza, and a mountain village well-known for its adobe structure. Recognizing Heritage evaluations the politics of popularity and indicates steps towards a extra simply multiculturalism that essentially demanding situations colonial inequalities.

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