Higher Education

Native American Religions: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

  • Sam Gill University of Colorado, Boulder
  • ISBN-10: 0534626009  |  ISBN-13: 9780534626006
  • 160 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1982
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00



Revised for the first time in over twenty years, this brief introduction to the religions of Native Americans provides an overview of the latest research and thought in this area. In writing the book, Gill aims to introduce an academically and humanistically useful way of trying to appreciate and understand the complexity and diversity of Native American religions, as well as establish them as a significant field within religious studies. In addition, aspects of European-American history are examined in a search for sources of widespread misunderstandings about the character of Native American religions.

Table of Contents

1. The Place to Begin.
2. Nonliteracy and Native American Religions.
3. Symbols in Action.
4. Roads of Life.
5. Ways of Life.
6. Tradition and Change in Native American Religions.
7. Concluding Remarks.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sam Gill

Sam Gill is professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado. His research interests include dance, movement and the body, play, and theoretical issues of comparative cultural studies. Many of his publications have focused on Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. His current cultural interests span the globe, but include especially Latin America and Indonesia.