Turtle Island Alphabet: A Lexicon of Native American Symbols and Culture

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9780312094065: Turtle Island Alphabet: A Lexicon of Native American Symbols and Culture

In a collection of symbols and images representing the themes of native American culture, one hundred photographs help recapture the glory of the native American past. Reprint. QPB. AB. PW.

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Hausman has produced a list of some 50 common Native American terms, artifacts, objects, and concepts in an illustrated dictionary format. This book is not intended to be a dictionary like John Stoutenberg Jr.'s classic Dictionary of the American Indian ( LJ 2/15/60), but rather a sensitive examination of these words as seen through the cultural eye of Native Americans. The "story" of each word is presented in art, poetry, and text giving the reader an explanation of how this word has been historically and mythically passed down through centuries of Native American storytelling. Objects and artifacts are described practically with a history of their use and development. All terms are given a mythological explanation indicating the word's significance to society. This fascinating browser for general readers is a unique mix of art, explanation, and philosophy.
- Bruce Alan Hanson, Wayzata East Junior H.S. Lib., Minn.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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In this elegant volume, Hausman examines major themes of Native American culture as observed in poetry, experience and collective memory. Illustrations.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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