In this dissertation, I analyze Anglo appropriation of American Indian spirituality focusing on ceremonies and the use of related ritual objects. Methodologies are utilized from several disciplines: art history, religious studies, anthropology, and sociology. The research explores how ceremonies and ritual objects are used by Anglos to create identity and community, and the mythology that surrounds these creations.Playful Autumn Wind has invested years of her time, energy, and money into her American Indianist ideology. ... The guy came up to me and pointed to his upper arm saying that he was going to make a flesh sacrifice, and I needed to cut aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Medicine Bags and Dreamcatchers: American Indian Sacred Objects, Anglo-American Meaning|
|Author||:||Cristie Sue Barron|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|