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“There Is No Word for Art”

Joseph Epes Brown and Emily Cousins

in Teaching Spirits

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138757
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871759 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.003.0005
 “There Is No Word for Art”

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This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western society. The chapter also discusses Eskimo Shamanic art, Lakota animal images, and Navajo weaving.

Keywords: Native American culture; traditional arts; Western society; rituals; Inuit; Lakota; Navajo; Eskimo

Chapter.  7275 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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