The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian by Joseph Brown
Commemorative Edition with Letters while Living with Black Elk (The Perennial Philosophy Series)

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This book offers fascinating insights into the world of the pre-reservation Indians. It is a collection of classic essays that examines the universal characteristics of American Indian culture and tradition. This new edition also offers a personal view of Dr. Brown's life and research through his private correspondence from his time on the reservation and sheds insights into his relationship with old time Indian leaders including the legendary Sioux Medicine Man Black Elk.
 

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Joseph Epes Brown (1920-2000) was an American scholar whose lifelong dedication to Native American traditions helped bring the study of American Indian religious traditions into higher education. His book, The Sacred Pipe, is an account of his discussions with the Lakota holy man, Black Elk. "I traveled among many of the prairie Indians," Brown said, "and after meeting the old Sioux priest Black Elk, I was asked by him to record the account he should give me of his ancient religion. This volume I really consider to be his work and his contribution to the Sioux. Fitzgerald is an adopted son of the late Thomas Yellowtail and an adopted member of the Crow tribe. He has attended sacred rites of the Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, Shoshone, Bannock and Apache tribes. Fitzgerald has taught Religious Traditions of the North American Indians in the Indiana University Continuing Studies Department at Bloomington, Indiana. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Indiana University.
 
Published February 22, 2007 by World Wisdom. 186 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, History. Non-fiction

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This book was originally published in 1982, and it contains the essence of Joseph Epes Brown's ideas on American Indian spirituality.

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