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Author Pritchard, Evan T., 1955-

Title No word for time : the way of the Algonquin people / Evan T. Pritchard
Published Tulsa, Okla. : Council Oak Books, 1997


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Description xxv, 259 pages : map ; 18 cm
Contents No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin People -- Appendix A. Some Speculation on Micmac History -- Etiquette Tips for Native American Ceremonies -- Respect for All Life: The Seven Points of Respect -- Map of the Algonquin World before the American Revolution -- App. B. List of the Major Algonquin Nations Throughout North America and What They Call Themselves -- App. C. Three Ancient Civilizations
Summary A descendant of the Algonquins explores a rapidly disappearing world in which there is no word for time and life moves with the rhythms of nature - the world of the Algonquin Indians. One of the largest and most diverse language groups in the world, the nations and tribes which are related under the title "Algonquin" once occupied most of the northeastern United States, from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, and great portions of southern Canada. Their influence on the culture and history of North America has been immense. Here we share this world and experience with the author a sweat lodge, vision quest, ceremonial dances and the wise teachings of Algonquin elders. Pritchard also points out the remarkable parallels between Algonquin beliefs and those of better-known religions, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-259)
Subject Algonquin Indians -- History.
Algonquin mythology.
Algonquin philosophy.
LC no. 97007492
ISBN 1571780424 (alk. paper)