“The Sacred Wisdom of the American Indians”
Larry Zimmerman, Anthropology/Museum Studies, School of Liberal Arts
DATE: Thu Nov 08 2012
TIME: 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
LOCATION: University Faculty Club
Professor Larry J. Zimmerman combines panoramic scope with a wealth of detail in this landmark testimony to the Native American peoples and their way of life. He shows how, despite their differences, all American Indians share a profound appreciation of the cycles of nature and a belief in the cosmic interconnectedness of all things. He tells the tragic tale of their conquest and dispossession, followed by their survival against the odds and the renewal of pride in a distinctive cultural heritage. He describes and celebrates their myths, their ceremonies, their tribes, their crafts, and their reverence for the land –inspiring us to turn our thoughts to nature and our own place in it. The five chapters are: Tribes & Territories; The Life of the Spirit; Symbol, Myth & Cosmos; Ritual & Sacrament; and The Survival of the Sacred.
A buffet lunch is available for $13.00 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Dessert and lemonade/ice tea/soft drinks are extra.
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