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Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date August 1, 1984
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395354148
ISBN-10 0395354145
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Original list price $19.95
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Analyzes the astronomical systems and key observation sites of Native Americans to show the impact of astronomy on Native American cosmology, art, agriculture, religion, folklore, and mythology
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Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it. A few years ago such images would have been abruptly dismissed. Today we are wiser.

Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. We visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sit with a Zuni sun priest on the winter solstice, join explorers at the rites of the Hopis and the Navajos, and trek to Chaco Canyon to make direct on-site observations of celestial events.



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9780395354148 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Analyzes the astronomical systems and key observation sites of Native Americans to show the impact of astronomy on Native American cosmology, art, agriculture, religion, folklore, and mythology
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9780806120348 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases.

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