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Walking in the Sacred Manner : Healers, Dreamers, and Pipe Carriers--Medicine Women of the Plains - Mark St.Pierre

Walking in the Sacred Manner

Healers, Dreamers, and Pipe Carriers--Medicine Women of the Plains

Paperback Published: 30th May 1995
ISBN: 9780684802008
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Walking in the Sacred Manner" is an exploration of the myths and culture of the Plains Indians, for whom the everyday and the spiritual are intertwined and women play a strong and important role in the spiritual and religious life of the community.

Based on extensive first-person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, "Walking in the Sacred Manner" is a singular and authentic record of the participation of women in the sacred traditions of Northern Plains tribes, including Lakota, Cheyenne, Crow, and Assiniboine.

Through interviews with holy women and the families of women healers, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier paint a rich and varied portrait of a society and its traditions. Stereotypical images of the Native American drop away as the voices, dreams, and experiences of these women (both healers and healed) present insight into a culture about which little is known. It is a journey into the past, an exploration of the present, and a view full of hope for the future.

Introductionp. 7
Healers, Dreamers, Pipe Carriers: Communication with the Sacredp. 17
All That Is, Set in Motionp. 36
Lakol Wicohan: Being Raised in the Indian Wayp. 59
Adulthoodp. 77
The Shadow Worldp. 95
Dreams and the Spirit Worldp. 105
The Callingp. 126
How Ritual Evolvesp. 142
Ritualp. 156
Holy Women Who Are Ancestorsp. 168
A Healing of the Peoplep. 201
Notesp. 210
Indexp. 223
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780684802008
ISBN-10: 0684802007
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th May 1995
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1