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The Resource Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America, Jay Miller ; foreword by Alfred Berryhill

Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America, Jay Miller ; foreword by Alfred Berryhill

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Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America
Title
Ancestral mounds
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vitality and volatility of Native America
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Jay Miller ; foreword by Alfred Berryhill
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ancestral Mounds deconstructs earthen mounds and myths in examining their importance in contemporary Native communities. Two centuries of academic scholarship regarding mounds have examined who, what, where, when, and how, but no serious investigations have addressed the basic question, why? Drawing on ethnographic and archaeological studies, Jay Miller explores the wide-ranging themes and variations of mounds, from those built thousands of years ago to contemporary mounds, focusing on Native southeastern and Oklahoma towns. Native peoples continue to build and refurbish mounds each summer as part of their New Year's celebrations to honor and give thanks for ripening maize and other crops and to offer public atonement. The mound is the heart of the Native community, which is sustained by song, dance, labor, and prayer. The basic purpose of mounds across North America is the same: to serve as a locus where community effort can be engaged in creating a monument of vitality and a safe haven in the volatile world"--
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non fiction
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Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America, Jay Miller ; foreword by Alfred Berryhill
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Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America, Jay Miller ; foreword by Alfred Berryhill
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1d98cjq
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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Contents
Archaeological Time Frame -- Kinship Codes -- Graphic Codes -- Mounding Up -- Breaking Ground -- SEeing Mounds -- Modern Mounding -- Mounds in Full
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9780803278998
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