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In this in-depth exploration of the symbols found in Navaho legend and ritual, Gladys Reichard discusses the attitude of the tribe members toward their place in the universe, their obligation toward humankind and their gods, and their conception of the supernatural, as well as how the Navaho achieve a harmony within their world through symbolic ceremonial practice.

Originally published in 1963.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Charts
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword to the Second Edition
  2. pp. xv-xxvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxvii-xxx
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  1. Note on the Navaho Language
  2. pp. xxxi-xxxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxxiii-xlviii
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  1. Part One: Dogma
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Navaho categories
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 2. World view
  2. pp. 13-25
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  1. 3. The nature of man
  2. pp. 26-49
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  1. 4. Pantheon: characteristics of supernaturals
  2. pp. 50-62
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  1. 5. Pantheon: types of supernaturals
  2. pp. 63-79
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  1. 6. Theory of disease
  2. pp. 80-103
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  1. 7. Theory of curing
  2. pp. 104-122
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  1. 8. Ethics
  2. pp. 123-144
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  1. Part Two: Symbolism
  2. pp. 145-146
  1. 9. The nature of symbolism
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. 10. Sex, dominance, and size
  2. pp. 171-179
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  1. 11. Alternation, reversal, and negation
  2. pp. 180-186
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  1. 12. Color and precious stones
  2. pp. 187-213
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  1. 13. Color combinations
  2. pp. 214-240
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  1. 14. Number
  2. pp. 241-249
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  1. 15. Perceptual symbols
  2. pp. 250-266
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  1. 16. Word, formula, and myth
  2. pp. 267-276
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  1. Part Three: Ritual
  2. pp. 277-278
  1. 17. Song
  2. pp. 279-300
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  1. 18. Prayersticks
  2. pp. 301-313
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  1. 19. Classification of ceremonies
  2. pp. 314-337
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  1. 20. Organization of ritual
  2. pp. 338-354
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 355-378
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  1. Concordances
  2. pp. 379-380
  1. A. Supernatural beings
  2. pp. 381-505
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  1. B. Ritualistic ideas
  2. pp. 506-613
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  1. C. Rites
  2. pp. 614-736
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  1. List of concordance topics
  2. pp. 737-743
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 744-746
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 747-762
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 763-804
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  1. Biographical Note
  2. pp. 805-806
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  1. Other Works in the Series
  2. pp. 807-807
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400859092
MARC Record
OCLC
899261493
Pages
872
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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