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Soul and Native Americans

Ake Hultkranz

233 pages
Spring Publications
Hultkrantz describes the variety of Native American concepts of soul, going beyond the trite explanations that have often been passed down as "Indian" beliefs in Western society. We learn of different "souls" pertaining to death, body parts, dreams, and the free soul. First published in Sweden as an academic study, this edited version gives an overview of Native American belief in soul and how it relates to their polytheistic traditions, religions, and societies.