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Main Title Words that come before all else : environmental philosophies of the Haudenosaunee /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ransom, James W.,
Publisher Native North American Travellng College,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 50038928
ISBN 0914838008; 9780914838005
Subjects Environmental ethics--United States ; Environmental policy--United States ; Environmental responsibility ; Pragmatism ; Folklore and education ; Natural theology ; Iroquois philosophy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GE42.W673 1992 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/30/2011
Collation [3], 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes notes.
Contents Notes
Creation / Paul Williams, Kayanesenh -- The people / Taiake Alfred -- Mother Earth / Salli Benedict -- The waters / James W. Ransom -- The fish / Neil Patterson -- Small plants and grasses / Dave Arquette -- The berries / Katsi Cook, Iewirokwas -- The three sisters / Brenda LaFrance -- The medicine plants / Suzanne Brant, Katsitsarishons -- The animals / Mary Arquette -- The trees / Dan Longboat -- The birds / G. Peter Jemison -- The four winds / Les Benedict -- The thunderers / Jack Jacobs -- Grand mother moon / Katsi Cook, Iewirokwas -- The sun / Tim Thompson and Henry Lickers -- The stars / Paul Williams -- The four beings / Norman Jacobs, Tatohwejadasehs -- The creator / F. Henry Lickers. "This book presents the environmental philosophies of the Haudenosaunee, as told by the members of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force. ... Many of the authors have included within their chapter practical examples of how they are using these philosophies to guide them in todays world. This timely book offers a different way to look at our relationship with the natural world, presenting an Indigenous and culturally-based approach to environmental problems."--Back cover