The Ojibwa of Berens River, Manitoba

Ethnography Into History

Author: Alfred Irving Hallowell,BROWN

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780155176959

Category: Berens River Valley (Man.)

Page: 128

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A Companion to American Indian History

Author: Philip J. Deloria,Neal Salisbury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143789

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9264

A Companion to American Indian History captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field, both American Indian and non-American Indian, bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American settlers. Contains 25 original essays by leading experts in Native American history. Covers the breadth of American Indian history, including contacts with settlers, religion, family, economy, law, education, gender issues, and culture. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods

Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

Author: E. Fuller Torrey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544863

Category: Science

Page: 291

View: 497

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain, arguing that religious belief is a by-product of evolution. Based on an idea originally proposed by Charles Darwin, Torrey marshals evidence that the emergence of gods was an incidental consequence of several evolutionary factors. Using data ranging from ancient skulls and artifacts to brain imaging, primatology, and child development studies, this book traces how new cognitive abilities gave rise to new behaviors. For instance, autobiographical memory, the ability to project ourselves backward and forward in time, gave Homo sapiens a competitive advantage. However, it also led to comprehension of mortality, spurring belief in an alternative to death. Torrey details the neurobiological sequence that explains why the gods appeared when they did, connecting archaeological findings including clothing, art, farming, and urbanization to cognitive developments. This book does not dismiss belief but rather presents religious belief as an inevitable outcome of brain evolution. Providing clear and accessible explanations of evolutionary neuroscience, Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods will shed new light on the mechanics of our deepest mysteries.

Naamiwan's Drum

The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts

Author: Maureen Matthews

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144262826X

Category: Art

Page: 325

View: 6349

Naamiwan's Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself.

A Very Remarkable Sickness

Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846

Author: Paul Hackett

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 9780887553042

Category: History

Page: 316

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The area between the Great Lakes and Lake Winnipeg, bounded on the north by the Hudson Bay lowlands, is sometimes known as the "Petit Nord." Providing a link between the cities of eastern Canada and the western interior, the Petit Nord was a critical communication and transportation hub for the North American fur trade for over 200 years.Although new diseases had first arrived in the New World in the 16th century, by the end of the 17th century shorter transoceanic travel time meant that a far greater number of diseases survived the journey from Europe and were still able to infect new communities. These acute, directly transmitted infectious diseases – including smallpox, influenza, and measles – would be responsible for a monumental loss of life and would forever transform North American Aboriginal communities.Historical geographer Paul Hackett meticulously traces the diffusion of these diseases from Europe through central Canada to the West. Significant trading gatherings at Sault Ste. Marie, the trade carried throughout the Petit Nord by Hudson Bay Company ships, and the travel nexus at the Red River Settlement, all provided prime breeding ground for the introduction, incubation and transmission of acute disease. Hackettís analysis of evidence in fur-trade journals and oral history, combined with his study of the diffusion behaviour and characteristics of specific diseases, yields a comprehensive picture of where, when, and how the staggering impact of these epidemics was felt.

Night Flying Woman

Sacred Stories of the Ojibway

Author: Pauline Brunette Danforth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 336

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Distant Relations

How My Ancestors Colonized North America

Author: Victoria Freeman

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 9780771032011

Category: History

Page: 535

View: 5610

A former Canadian English teacher offers a balanced portrayal of the colonization of North America by focusing on the role her own ancestors played in this often troubling history.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Rêves de chrétienté, réalités du monde

imaginaires catholiques : actes du colloque, Louvain-la-Neuve, 4-6 novembre 1999

Author: Laurence van Ypersele,Anne-Dolorès Marcélis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782204066693

Category: Christianity and culture

Page: 444

View: 2532

Les réalités du monde ne sont-elles pas, pour une part, le fruit - souvent déconcertant - de nos rêves ? Vouloir comprendre la façon dont les hommes ont perçu la société de leur temps et ont tenté de la construire passe aussi par l'analyse des imaginaires de ces hommes. La question de l'imaginaire est, aujourd'hui, au cœur de nombreuses recherches. Or, s'il est un imaginaire qui a tout particulièrement marqué l'histoire de la société occidentale, c'est bien celui du monde chrétien. L'ensemble du monde contemporain en est, plus ou moins directement et plus ou moins consciemment, imprégné. Mais c'est, sans doute, le monde catholique qui y a fait appel avec le plus de force et de clarté pour faire face aux bouleversements des XIXe et XXe siècles, se maintenir au centre de la société moderne ou la reconquérir. Toutefois, cet imaginaire, revendiqué comme un héritage propre, s'est transformé au fil du temps ou plutôt s'est adapté à l'évolution de la société. Si l'Église d'aujourd'hui a officiellement renoncé à ses rêves de Chrétienté et de reconquête du monde pour se tourner vers l'œcuménisme, encore peut-on se demander si " officiellement " signifie " réellement ", car on n'éloigne pas si volontiers un imaginaire aussi marquant, auréolé d'un passé glorieux ou considéré comme tel. Le parcours présenté ici interroge l'imaginaire catholique des XIXe et XXe siècle dont le modèle s'enracine dans un rêve de Chrétienté médiévale. Une première partie est axée sur le projet politico-religieux, d'abord sous l'Ancien Régime, où des médiévistes et des modernistes s'interrogent sur l'historicité de cet " âge d'or médiéval ", puis à l'époque contemporaine où l'on suit sur le terrain l'action des chrétiens engagés dans la société de leur temps. Dans la deuxième partie, ce sont les retombées culturelles de cet imaginaire, dans le domaine littéraire, des beaux-arts et des mouvements de jeunesse, qui sont observées. Enfin, la troisième partie jette un regard sur la propagation de la Chrétienté outre-mer, dans ces territoires encore vierges de tout " démon anticlérical ". L'ensemble des contributions révèle les enjeux toujours actuels de cette réflexion sur l'imaginaire catholique contemporain.

Kanada

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446241019

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7203

Illegaler Handel, ein Banküberfall, drei Morde - um nicht weniger geht es in Richard Fords sprach- und bildgewaltigem neuem Roman. Dells Eltern sind nach einem gescheiterten Banküberfall in Montana festgenommen worden; er selbst ist zu seinem Schutz nach Kanada gebracht worden. Nun trifft er dort in einem einsamen Städtchen auf eine merkwürdige Schar. Bei Arthur Remlinger kann er unterschlüpfen - doch der Besitzer eines heruntergekommenen Jagdhotels erweist sich als ein Mann mit dunkler Vergangenheit. Inmitten der überwältigenden Landschaft von Saskatchewan entfaltet sich die Geschichte einer schmerzvollen Passage in die Welt der Erwachsenen, wo es keine Unschuldigen geben kann.

SPUREN

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518462270

Category:

Page: 276

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