Friday, October 9, 2020

Review of "American Indian Prayers & Poetry," edited by J. Ed Sharpe

 Review of

American Indian Prayers & Poetry, edited by J. Ed Sharpe

Five out of five stars

Great spirit and god are interchangeable terms

This collection of Native American generally short prayers contain the distinctive voice of those that consider themselves at one with nature. It is very different from the “go forth and control” mentality of Christianity. Yet, if you read them with the appropriate cultural openness, you will recognize many of the same sentiments about how one should treat their fellow humans.

 This book is an excellent reference for courses in multicultural studies where there is a bit of a focus on that of the largely displaced Native American culture.

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