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Where the Lightning Strikes : The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places

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From the author of How the World Moves A revelatory new look at the hallowed, diverse, and threatened landscapes of the American Indian

For thousands of years, Native Americans have told stories about the powers of revered landscapes and sought spiritual direction at mysterious places in their homelands. In this important book, respected scholar and anthropologist Peter Nabokov writes of a wide range of sacred places in Native America. From the "high country" of California to Tennessee's Tellico Valley, from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Rainbow Canyon in Arizona, each chapter delves into the relationship between Indian cultures and their environments and describes the myths and legends, practices, and rituals that sustained them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 141 x 214 x 21mm | 327g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143038818
  • 9780143038818
  • 2,232,110

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Inspired and highly informative . . . those wishing to understand the embattled Indian religion, and its profound relationship to the earth, won't find a better guide than Nabokov. (San Francisco Chronicle)
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About Department of Archaeology Peter Nabokov

Peter Nabokov is professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. His previous books include A Forest of Time, Native American Testimony, Native American Architecture (with Robert Easton), Indian Running, Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior, and Architecture of Acoma Pueblo.
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