By Kenneth Hayes, Dr Lokensgard
This booklet explores the trade of Blackfoot "medicine bundles" inside modern Blackfoot tradition and among the Blackfoot Peoples and Euro-Americans. those ceremonial bundles, that are circulated as presents of their local context, are robbed in their statuses as residing beings or individuals, once they are taken care of as symbolic items or commodities through cultural outsiders. a lot of the unique, ethnographic facts provided during this e-book bargains with the makes an attempt of a few Blackfeet to repatriate ceremonial fabrics from Euro-American hands.
This ebook represents a important examine of latest Blackfoot faith in addition to the repatriation move. Kenneth Lokensgard additionally contributes to the stories of fabric tradition and alternate; important to his research is the severe exam and reapplication of the interpretative phrases "gift" and "commodity." cautious use of those phrases, Lokensgard argues, can larger support students relish how diverse peoples understand the worlds they inhabit.
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Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization (Vitality of Indigenous Religions) by Kenneth Hayes, Dr Lokensgard