Pagans in the Promised Land Book
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Pagans in the Promised Land


  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 1555916422

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Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

Pagans in the Promised Land Book

Pagans in the Promised Land


  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Indians of North America
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073958541

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Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

Pagans in the Promised Land Book

Pagans in the Promised Land


  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
  • Release Date : 2010-05-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1458755797

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Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament narratives of the chosen people and the promised land, as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh, that the first ''Christian people'' to ''discover'' lands inhabited by ''natives, who were heathens, '' have an ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples. This imporant addition to legal scholarship asserts there is no separation of church and state in the United States, so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between ''Christians'' and ''heathens.''

Pagans in the Promised Land Book

Pagans in the Promised Land


  • Author : Steven Newcomb
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555918941

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Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States.

Pagans in the Promised Land Book

Pagans in the Promised Land


  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-05-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458755797

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Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament narratives of the chosen people and the promised land, as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh, that the first ''Christian people'' to ''discover'' lands inhabited by ''natives, who were heathens, '' have an ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples. This imporant addition to legal scholarship asserts there is no separation of church and state in the United States, so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between ''Christians'' and ''heathens.''

Discovering Indigenous Lands Book

Discovering Indigenous Lands


  • Author : Robert J. Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-12
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199579815

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Discovering Indigenous Lands Book Description :

North America, New Zealand and Australia were colonised by England under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. This book analyses how England applied this doctrine to gain control over the lands, property, government, and human rights of the indigenous peoples, and how this control continues to this day.

Conquest by Law Book

Conquest by Law


  • Author : Lindsay G. Robertson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 019803394X

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Conquest by Law Book Description :

In 1823, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down a Supreme Court decision of monumental importance in defining the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the English-speaking world. At the heart of the decision for Johnson v. M'Intosh was a "discovery doctrine" that gave rights of ownership to the European sovereigns who "discovered" the land and converted the indigenous owners into tenants. Though its meaning and intention has been fiercely disputed, more than 175 years later, this doctrine remains the law of the land. In 1991, while investigating the discovery doctrine's historical origins Lindsay Robertson made a startling find; in the basement of a Pennsylvania furniture-maker, he discovered a trunk with the complete corporate records of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies, the plaintiffs in Johnson v. M'Intosh. Conquest by Law provides, for the first time, the complete and troubling account of the European "discovery" of the Americas. This is a gripping tale of political collusion, detailing how a spurious claim gave rise to a doctrine--intended to be of limited application--which itself gave rise to a massive displacement of persons and the creation of a law that governs indigenous people and their lands to this day.

The Old Ones in the Old Book Book

The Old Ones in the Old Book


  • Author : Philip West
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-06-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780991726

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The Old Ones in the Old Book Book Description :

The Hebrew Old Testament, which contains some of the world s most ancient religious texts, was written and repeatedly re-edited over the course of several centuries from about 1000 BCE. It reached its final form at the hands of editors who were monotheists. They believed that their god Yahweh was the only true God, and that he had been worshipped exclusively by their ancestors from the time of Abraham. They edited their sources to reflect this belief. However, we can strip away this veneer of later monotheism to view the ancient stories themselves. These bear witness to Israelite religion as practised before 600 BCE. Far from being monotheistic, this religion was a fascinating polytheistic paganism, close to the religion of the surrounding Canaanites. In this religion, Yahweh, far from being God as understood by modern western monotheism, was a distinctive tribal deity. This book will be of particular interest to the large numbers of western people who come from a broadly Christian or Jewish background but have left those faiths behind to explore paganism or New Age spirituality.

Native America  Discovered and Conquered Book
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Native America Discovered and Conquered


  • Author : Robert J. Miller
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Indians of North America
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0275990117

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Speaking of Indigenous Politics Book

Speaking of Indigenous Politics


  • Author : J. Kehaulani Kauanui
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452957159

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Speaking of Indigenous Politics Book Description :

“A lesson in how to practice recognizing the fundamental truth that every inch of the Americas is Indigenous territory” —Robert Warrior, from the Foreword Many people learn about Indigenous politics only through the most controversial and confrontational news: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, for instance, or the battle to protect Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, a site sacred to Native peoples. But most Indigenous activism remains unseen in the mainstream—and so, of course, does its significance. J. Kēhaulani Kauanui set out to change that with her radio program Indigenous Politics. Issue by issue, she interviewed people who talked candidly and in an engaging way about how settler colonialism depends on erasing Native peoples and about how Native peoples can and do resist. Collected here, these conversations speak with clear and compelling voices about a range of Indigenous politics that shape everyday life. Land desecration, treaty rights, political status, cultural revitalization: these are among the themes taken up by a broad cross-section of interviewees from across the United States and from Canada, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, and New Zealand. Some speak from the thick of political action, some from a historical perspective, others from the reaches of Indigenous culture near and far. Writers, like Comanche Paul Chaat Smith, author of Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong, expand on their work—about gaming and sovereignty, for example, or protecting Native graves, the reclamation of land, or the erasure of Indian identity. These conversations both inform and engage at a moment when their messages could not be more urgent. Contributors: Jessie Little Doe Baird (Mashpee Wampanoag), Omar Barghouti, Lisa Brooks (Abenaki), Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez (Brothertown Indian Nation), Margaret “Marge” Bruchac (Abenaki), Jessica Cattelino, David Cornsilk (Cherokee Nation), Sarah Deer (Muskogee

Pagan Christmas Book

Pagan Christmas


  • Author : Christian Rätsch
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-10-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594776601

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Pagan Christmas Book Description :

An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But Christmas is no ordinary folk observance. It is an evolving feast that over the centuries has absorbed elements from cultures all over the world--practices that give plants and plant spirits pride of place. In fact, the symbolic use of plants at Christmas effectively transforms the modern-day living room into a place of shamanic ritual. Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling show how the ancient meaning of the botanical elements of Christmas provides a unique view of the religion that existed in Europe before the introduction of Christianity. The fir tree was originally revered as the sacred World Tree in northern Europe. When the church was unable to drive the tree cult out of people’s consciousness, it incorporated the fir tree by dedicating it to the Christ child. Father Christmas in his red-and-white suit, who flies through the sky in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, has his mythological roots in the shamanic reindeer-herding tribes of arctic Europe and Siberia. These northern shamans used the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom, which is red and white, to make their soul flights to the other world. Apples, which figure heavily in Christmas baking, are symbols of the sun god Apollo, so they find a natural place at winter solstice celebrations of the return of the sun. In fact, the authors contend that the emphasis of Christmas on green plants and the promise of the return of life in the dead of winter is just an adaptation of the pagan winter solstice celebration.

The Land Has Memory Book

The Land Has Memory


  • Author : Duane Blue Spruce
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0807889784

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The Land Has Memory Book Description :

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most landscapes that surround other museums on the National Mall, the natural environment around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses. Abundantly illustrated, The Land Has Memory offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as well as the uniquely designed building itself. Essays by Smithsonian staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the creation of individual landscape elements, detailed descriptions of the 150 native plant species used, and an exploration of how the landscape changes seasonally. The Land Has Memory serves not only as an attractive and informative keepsake for museum visitors, but also as a thoughtful representation of how traditional indigenous ways of knowing can be put into practice.

Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians Book

Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians


  • Author : Owsei Temkin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0801840902

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Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians Book Description :

Temkin shows how the perennial appeal of Hippocratic practice helped establish the relationship between scientific medicine and monotheistic religion.

Savage Anxieties Book
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Savage Anxieties


  • Author : Robert A. Williams, Jr.
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137116079

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Savage Anxieties Book Description :

From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we understand ourselves and our contemporary society. Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of violence and dispossession have all been justified by citing civilization's opposition to these differences represented by the tribe. Robert Williams, award winning author, legal scholar, and member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, proposes a wide-ranging reexamination of the history of the Western world, told from the perspective of civilization's war on tribalism as a way of life. Williams shows us how what we thought we knew about the rise of Western civilization over the tribe is in dire need of reappraisal.

A Violent Evangelism Book

A Violent Evangelism


  • Author : Luis N. Rivera
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0664253679

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A Violent Evangelism Book Description :

In this thought-provoking book, Rivera argues that evangelical reasoning and symbolism were appropriated to justify the armed seizure of people and land in the New World and to validate the conversion, peaceful or forced, of the natives. He recaptures the 16-century political debates, contrasts "discovery" and conquest, and examines the tragic outcome: demographic collapse from the islands Columbus first sighted to the Inca empire in Peru.

The Promise of the Land Book

The Promise of the Land


  • Author : Moshe Weinfeld
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0520075102

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The Promise of the Land Book Description :

"Written by one of the outstanding biblical scholars in the world, this book is very important, not only as technical biblical criticism but also for its treatment of one of the most pressing and controversial issues of our own time."--David N. Freedman, co-editor of "The Archaeology of the Bible"

When the Great Spirit Died Book

When the Great Spirit Died


  • Author : William B. Secrest
  • Publisher : Quill Driver Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 1884995403

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When the Great Spirit Died Book Description :

Exploring the destruction of the native Californians, this thorough history discusses the philosophies and language references such as ?Diggers” and Poor Lo” that eventually set the stage for the extermination of a group of people.

The Land We are Book

The Land We are


  • Author : Gabrielle Hill
  • Publisher : Indigenous Collection
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 1894037634

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The Land We are Book Description :

The Land We Are is a stunning collection of writing and art that interrogates the current era of reconciliation in Canada. Using visual, poetic, and theoretical language, the contributors approach reconciliation as a problematic narrative about Indigenous-settler relations, but also as a site where conversations about a just future must occur. The result of a four-year collaboration between artists and scholars engaged in resurgence and decolonization, The Land We Are is a moving dialogue that blurs the boundaries between activism, research, and the arts. Contributors: Jordan Abel, Leah Decter, Jonathan Dewar, David Garneau, Ayumi Goto, Allison Hargreaves, Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, Jaimie Isaac, David Jefferess, Layli Long Soldier, The New BC Indian Art and Welfare Society Collective, Sophie McCall, Peter Morin, Skeena Reece, Dylan Robinson, Sandra Semchuk, Adrian Stimson, Clement Yeh, and Keren Zaiontz.

Daschle vs  Thune Book

Daschle vs Thune


  • Author : Jon K. Lauck
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806155074

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Daschle vs Thune Book Description :

The story behind the unseating of a Senate majority leader the race between Tom Daschle and John Thune in South Dakota was widely acknowledged as “the other big race of 2004.” Second in prominence only to the presidential race, the Daschle-Thune contest pitted the rival political ideologies that have animated American politics since the 1960s. In a sign of the ongoing strength of political conservatism, Daschle became the first Senate leader in fifty years to lose a re-election bid. Historian Jon K. Lauck, a South Dakotan who was an insider during that heated campaign, now offers a multilayered examination of this hard-fought and symbolically charged race. Blending historical narrative, political analysis, and personal reflection, he offers a close-up view of the issues that divide the nation—a case study of the continuing clash between liberalism and conservatism that has played out for more than a generation in U.S. politics. Daschle vs. Thune moves beyond the nitty-gritty of public policy to deftly show how the recent past continues to shape the ongoing political battles that animate pundits and bloggers. It is a compelling story told by a writer who knows both his home ground and how it fits into the wider U.S. context.

A Bard s Book of Pagan Songs Book

A Bard s Book of Pagan Songs


  • Author : Hugin the Bard
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
  • Release Date : 1998-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1567186580

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A Bard s Book of Pagan Songs Book Description :

Original songs by "Hugin the Bard" accompanied by story, tale, or lore; each song with lyrics, chord charts, and lead sheets. Also includes a version of the Mabinogion, in English, translated from the Welsh.