By Kenneth Hayes, Dr Lokensgard
This publication explores the alternate of Blackfoot "medicine bundles" inside modern Blackfoot tradition and among the Blackfoot Peoples and Euro-Americans. those ceremonial bundles, that are circulated as presents of their local context, are robbed in their statuses as dwelling beings or people, once they are taken care of as symbolic gadgets or commodities by way of cultural outsiders. a lot of the unique, ethnographic info provided during this ebook offers with the makes an attempt of a few Blackfeet to repatriate ceremonial fabrics from Euro-American hands.
This e-book represents a precious learn of up to date Blackfoot faith in addition to the repatriation stream. Kenneth Lokensgard additionally contributes to the reports of fabric tradition and alternate; principal to his research is the serious exam and reapplication of the interpretative phrases "gift" and "commodity." cautious use of those phrases, Lokensgard argues, can greater aid students savour how diverse peoples understand the worlds they inhabit.
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Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization (Vitality of Indigenous Religions) by Kenneth Hayes, Dr Lokensgard