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Where the Lightning Strikes - The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places
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Viking Penguin
Pub Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780143038818
Peter Nabokov
Where the Lightning Strikes - The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places
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Where the Lightning Strikes - The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places

by Peter Nabokov

A revelatory new look at the hallowed, diverse, and threatened landscapes of the American Indian.

For thousands of years, Native Americans have told stories about the powers of revered landscapes and sought spiritual direction at mysterious places in their homelands. In this important book, respected scholar and anthropologist Peter Nabokov writes of a wide range of sacred places in Native America. From the "high country" of California to Tennessee's Tellico Valley, from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Rainbow Canyon in Arizona, each chapter delves into the relationship between Indian cultures and their environments and describes the myths and legends, practices, and rituals that sustained them.