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Author McDowell, John Holmes, 1946-

Title Sayings of the ancestors : the spiritual life of the Sibundoy Indians / John Holmes McDowell
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1989]
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Muscuycunamanda; 3 Tapiacunamanda; 4 The Ancestral World; 5 The Spirit Realm; 6 The Cycle of Code Application; 7 Sibundoy Folk Religion; Appendix: A Note on the Inga Language; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism. From this cultural enclave, John McDowell presents here a body of oral material collected from the Santiago Ingano community. This corpus of material is made up of some 200 ""sayings of the ancestors, "" proverb-like statements, many concerned with
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Camsa Indians -- Religion.
Ingano Indians -- Religion.
Sibundoy Valley Region (Colombia) -- Religious life and customs
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813163951 (electronic bk.)
9780813163956 (electronic bk.)