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Native Universe

Voices of Indian America

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Native Universe by Gerald McMaster
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The Smithsonian's new National Museum of the American Indian will be the last museum to be built on the National Mall and its opening will be a major, national media event. To commemorate the opening, the National Geographic Society has collaborated with the museum's curators and advisers to produce a lavishly illustrated, comprehensive volume based on major themes relevant to American Indian peoples. Written by a distinguished group of Native American scholars, poets, activists, and tribal leaders, the book will offer its non-Indian readers a closer understanding of Native perspectives, beliefs, and histories. The real power of this volume rests with its power to communicate firsthand the experiences, observations, and intellectual concepts of the hemisphere's indigenous peoples, who demonstrate that their ancient philosophies and folkways are integral, valuable, and still apply in modern times. This unprecedented book consists of three major sections --Our Universes explores Native spiritual beliefs; Our Peoples presents historical and contemporary events from a Native American point of view; and Our Lives illustrates the diversity of Native peoples today--each with a lead essay,
Release date NZ
August 17th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
300 photographs
Imprint
National Geographic Books
Pages
320
Dimensions
305x229x25
ISBN-13
9780792259947
Product ID
1669901

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