Crying for a Dream

The World through Native American Eyes
By (author) Richard Erdoes

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Crying for a Dream
The World through Native American Eyes
By (author) Richard Erdoes

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Pages : 128

Book Size : 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13 : 9781879181687

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : December 01, 2001

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : Color throughout

With the aid of firsthand accounts collected during three decades of personal interactions with indigenous tribes, Erdoes chronicles the traditional rites, individual lives, and historical persecution of North America's indigenous peoples.
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About Crying for a Dream


A powerful collection of text and full-color photographs that offers an intimate glimpse of Native American life.


• Includes rare photos and firsthand accounts of the sun dance, sacred pipe, yuwipi, and vision quest ceremonies.


• By internationally recognized ethnographer Richard Erdoes, author of Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions and Gift of Power.


How do you go about knowing a people? In this phenomenal combination of landscape, ceremony, individual portrait, and prose, Richard Erdoes brings forth the lesser seen world of the Native American experience and vision. With the aid of firsthand accounts collected during three decades of personal interactions with indigenous tribes, Erdoes chronicles the traditional rites, individual lives, and historical persecution of North America's indigenous peoples.

The images and words of Crying for a Dream represent Erdoes' finest work. His focus on the natural and sacred world of North America's indigenous peoples includes elements of the Sioux ceremonial cycle and portraits of native peoples from the plains, mesas, and deserts. The sun dance, sacred pipe, yuwipi, and vision quest are described by the author and his subjects and are illustrated with more than 70 photographs.

Table of Contents

Table of content

Crying for a Dream
The World through Native American Eyes

Acknowledgments
Preface
Part One: Crying for a Dream
Dancing For A Better World
The Indians' Flesh And Blood
Fire Without End
Going Upon The Hill
Little Lights In The Dark
He Has No Eyes But He Sees
A Sound Of Eaglebone Whistles
Part Two: Defending The Dream
I Want The White Man Beside Me, Not Above Me
Part Three: Living The Dream
People Of The Plains
People Of The Mesas
People Of the Desert
About the Author
Bibliography

Author Bio
Richard Erdoes is the author of more than 21 books, including Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions, and American Indian Myths and Legends. An Austrian-born historian, ethnographer, and artist, he has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, Time, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, and the Saturday Evening Post. He lives in New Mexico.
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Richard Erdoes, who has worked with American Indian people for thirty years--and whose Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions is a modern masterpiece--has made a new and vital contribution to our understanding of the first Americans."
Peter Matthiessen, author of In the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Indian Country

"Erdoes' contributions have been so valuable because Erdoes is unique in this field. He filters his perceptions of American Indian spirituality through an intellect which is fundamentally European."
Tony Hillerman, author of Hunting Badger and The First Eagle

"This sensitive and unique book provides an intimate glimpse of Native American spirituality, one in which Indians speak for themselves about their lives and rituals."
Professor Alfonso Ortiz, San Juan Pueblo; author, Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society

"This powerful collection of prose and full-color photographs offers an intimate glimpse of Native American life."
Arizona networkingNews, October/November 2002

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