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Title Amerindian rebirth : reincarnation belief among North American Indians and Inuit / edited by Antonia Mills and Richard Slobodin
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 411 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 12. Person, Time and Being: Northwest Coast Rebirth in Comparative Perspective / Michael E. Harkin -- 13. Rebirth and Identity: Three Gitksan Cases of Pierced-Ear Birthmarks / Antonia Mills -- 14. Cultural Patterns in Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation among the Tlingit Indians of Southeastern Alaska / Ian Stevenson -- 15. Alternate-Generation Equivalence and the Recycling of Souls: Amerindian Rebirth in Global Perspective / James G. Matlock -- 16. The Study of Reincarnation in Indigenous American Cultures: Some Comments / Richard Slobodin -- Appendix. North American Indian and Inuit Reincarnation Sources / James G. Matlock and Antonia Mills
Foreword: Reincarnation Eschatologies and the Comparative Study of Religions / Gananath Obeyesekere -- 1. Introduction / Antonia Mills -- 2. Reincarnation Belief among North American Indians and Inuit: Context, Distribution, and Variation / Antonia Mills -- 3. Saving the Souls: Reincarnation Beliefs of the Seventeenth-Century Huron / Alexander von Gernet -- 4. The Reincarnations of Thunder Cloud, A Winnebago Indian / Paul Radin -- 5. Behind Inupiaq Reincarnation: Cosmological Cycling / Edith Turner -- 6. From Foetus to Shaman: The Construction of an Inuit Third Sex / Bernard Saladin d'Anglure -- 7. Born-Again Pagans: The Inuit Cycle of Spirits / Lee Guemple -- 8. The Name Never Dies: Greenland Inuit Ideas of the Person / Mark Nuttall -- 9. Kutchin Concepts of Reincarnation / Richard Slobodin -- 10. Reincarnation as a Fact of Life among Contemporary Dene Tha / Jean-Guy A. Goulet -- 11. The Concept of the Person and Reincarnation among the Kwakiutl Indians / Marie Mauze
Summary "Until now few people have been aware of the prevalence of belief in some form of rebirth or reincarnation among North American native peoples. This collection of essays by anthropologists and one psychiatrist examines this concept among native American societies, from near the time of contact until the present day. Amerindian Rebirth opens with a foreword by Gananath Obeyesekere that contrasts North American and Hindu Buddhist Jain beliefs. The introduction gives an overview, and the first chapter summarizes the context, distribution, and variety of recorded belief. All the papers chronicle some aspect of rebirth belief in a number of different cultures. Essays cover such topics as seventeenth-century Huron eschatology, Winnebago ideology, varying forms of Inuit belief, and concepts of rebirth found among subarctic natives and Northwest Coast peoples. The closing chapters address the genesis and anthropological study of Amerindian reincarnation. In addition, the possibility of evidence for the actuality of rebirth is addressed. Amerindian Rebirth will further our understanding of concepts of self-identity, kinship, religion, cosmology, resiliency, and change among native North American peoples."--Pub. website
Analysis American Indians Religion
Eskimos Religious beliefs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-389) and indexes
Subject Indian mythology -- North America -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Religion -- Congresses.
Inuit mythology -- Congresses.
Inuit -- Religion -- Congresses.
Reincarnation -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Mills, Antonia Curtze.
Slobodin, Richard, 1915-2005.
Canadian Anthropology Society. Meeting (1990 : Montréal, Québec)
ISBN 1282045857
1442670762 (electronic bk.)
9781442670761 (electronic bk.)