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7 edition of vision quest of the Plains Indians found in the catalog.

vision quest of the Plains Indians

its spiritual significance

by Kathleen Margaret Dugan

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Plains,
  • Great Plains.
    • Subjects:
    • Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Religion,
    • Vision quests -- Great Plains

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [253]-260.

      StatementKathleen Margaret Dugan.
      SeriesStudies in American religion ;, v. 13
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE78.G73 D84 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination260 p. ;
      Number of Pages260
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2537848M
      ISBN 100889466599
      LC Control Number85018768

      This process is strongly associated with the Native American Indian belief in animism, which is founded upon a belief that all of creation has a soul or spirit — including animals and plants. In those days, believe it or not, when you went to Bear View Mountain, there was nobody there. The spirits will come and talk to you. In my case, they taught me dances, and they taught me ways of communicating with the thunder beings for helping with lightning, for helping with rain, for helping with specific directions. Just as when you were in that center on your vision quest, and nothing of a negative nature could hurt you, you can enter that center again. In my case, I was given gifts of Vision Quests for each person there.

      At night, the stars come out. We want to know what we need to accomplish in life for our highest benefit, and, in turn, the benefit of the world. Someone once said to me that people live their lives as if God can't see around corners. Going into the spiritual world is very serious. Walk Sacred's experience, as a Cree Indian, involved a long period of preparation, which he says is designed, in part, to weed out all but the most committed. This region, as defined by scholars, extends over a vast area: east to west, from the Mississippi River valley to the Rocky Mountains; north to south, from territory in the present-day Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta all the way to what now is central Texas.

      These mountains, hills, plateaus, and buttes are often dotted by pine trees. These skills were important because men were expected to hunt the food and bring it to the women. The spirits came as sparks of light, and they came as beings that I have known before. I'd see the moon come up, and I'd see all the phases of the earth. It is holy and sacred. You share the vision that has been revealed to you, and what you share is not allowed to leave the lodge.


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vision quest of the Plains Indians by Kathleen Margaret Dugan Download PDF Ebook

It is up to you to be able to do that. When finished, the holy man prays and gives thanks to Wakan Tanka for all things given and for having pity on the person seeking the vision.

We want to know what we need to accomplish in life for our highest benefit, and, in turn, the benefit of the world. Tribes with horses were no longer dependent on farming along the fertile river valleys to supply enough food for their people.

Vision Quest way: tough treatment for tough kids

The body is kind of stiff and you have to get used to it. A vision quest is an attempt to achieve a vision of a future guardian spirit often through the process of fasting, isolation, and meditation.

Hence, the great sun, the dark earth, and the endless horizon, particularly as viewed from the traditional precincts of Mateo Tepee Devils Towerthe Black Hills, and the Northern Rockies, became the Great Creator's initiation ground, the passageway for individuals in life transition.

The sight of Burton shouting his disapproval into the face of a disturbed young boy or of staff members wrestling another boy to the ground VisionQuest believes in "touching" is painful bordering on shocking, and one wonders just how far on can take Hamlet's famous rationalization -- "I must be cruel only to be kind" -- in justifying one's behavior, or "aggressive love" as Burton calls it.

Native American Vision Quest

He takes out the prayer flags that you prepared ahead of time, and puts one in each direction. A sacred site usually has a circle of rocks. Often times questors were accompanied by a holy man or guide, sometimes they went alone. Before sunset, they put seven stones in a fire.

Here he prays again with his pipe in his hands. In this shared sign language, each tribe had its own gesture for identification. Walk Sacred describes this procedure in great detail in a link below. Vision quest of the Plains Indians book, the pipe is presented four times. Related stories.

And if it does, who cares? The medicine man tells you to remain in vision quest of the Plains Indians book center for one, two, or three days, and sometimes longer, whatever is necessary. The power of the experience is difficult to communicate in words.He recorded much about Lakota religion and culture.

In this book he translates the dialogues of Lakota holy men, such as Thomas Tyon and George Sword, on the Lakota's beliefs. In Lakota Belief and Ritual the holy men provide both accounts of the vision quest and the Lakota's perspective on the vision quest.

Because of his Christian perspective. This Special Feature explains the Vision Quest, one of the most important sacred rites in most Native tribes. the most sacred rite of Plains Indian tribes, and includes interviews with tribal elders and rare film footage and photographs of a Crow-Shoshone Sun Dance.

The Sun Dance Way (book) Videotaped interview in the section. Native American Vision Quest. Those of us on a spiritual path and more specifically on a Vision Quest believe that we are put on this earth for a special reason, but that reason is not always clear to us. We want to know what we need to accomplish in life for our highest benefit, and, in .Apr 01,  · Pdf Horse's Vision is a children's picture book written by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by S.D.

Pdf. It is a biographical picture book of Crazy Horse – a Lakota war leader. November, at least in my part of the world is Native American Heritage Month, which I plan to read one children's book, preferably a biography, which pertains to the subject everyday this month.4/5.The Plains Indians were the Native American people who lived in the Great Plains of the United States and Canada.

They learned to live off the land and survived this way until the late s.An introduction to Plains Indians history and ebook general overview of Sioux/Cheyenne religious thought, with a description of their major ceremonies. Shows how the vision quest was as essential to the relatively simple, peaceful Cheyenne as it was to the more systematized, sacrificially violent tjarrodbonta.com: Dugan, Kathleen.