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Native American Cosmology

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The Boy Who Made Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth
by Tony Hillerman, Janet Grado
Listed under Zuni Indians

Chants and Prayers
by Stan Padilla
(Paperback)

Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father : Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting
Trudy Griffin-Pierce
Paperback
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press;

Hawk Woman Dancing With the Moon
Tela Star Hawk Lake
Hardcover
Publisher: M Evans & Co;
Special Order

Indian Healing: Shamanic Ceremonialism in the Pacific Northwest Today
by Wolfgang G. Jilek
Listed under Native American Healing
 

Indigenous Traditions and Ecology
Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community (Religions of the World and Ecology)
by John Grim
from Harvard University
ISBN: 0945454287
 
Keepers of the Night : Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children
Michael J. Caduto, et al
Paperback
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub; (March )

Living Life's Circle : Mescalero Apache Cosmovision
Claire R. Farrer
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 9.01 x 6.02
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; Reprint edition (November )
ISBN: 0826315607
 

Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian
Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian
by Ray A. Williamson, Snowden Hodges
from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
ISBN: 0806120347
 
Los Remedios : Traditional Herbal Remedies of the Southwest
Michael Moore
Listed under Native Healing

Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date
by John Major Jenkins, Terence McKenna
Listed under Mayan Cosmology

More Star Tales (North American Indian Stories)
by Gretchen Will Mayo
Paperback
Publisher: Walker & Co; Reprint edition (February 1991)
 

Native American Worldviews: An Introduction
Native American Worldviews: An Introduction
by Jerry H. Gill
from Humanity Books
ISBN: 1591020514
 
Plants of Power: Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants
Plants of Power: Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants
by Alfred Savinelli
from Native Voices
ISBN: 1570671303
 
Nature Religion in America: From the Algonquin Indians to the New Age (Chicago History of American Religion Series)
by Catherine L. Albanese, Martin E. Marty (Designer)
(Paperback - October 1991)

Native Religions of North America: The Power of Visions and Fertility
by Ake Hultkrantz
(Paperback)

Old Father Story Teller
Pablita Velarde
Tewa stories of the Santa Clara Pueblo
Hardcover: 56 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 9.26 x 12.31
Clear Light Pub; ISBN: 0940666103; (June 1991
Special Order

Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest
J. McKim Malville, Claudia Putnam
Paperback
Publisher: Johnson Books; Revised edition (June 1993)

They Dance in the Sky : Native American Star Myths
Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
by Ray A Williamson (Author), Jean Guard Monroe (Author), Edgar Stewart (Illustrator)

Star Boy
Paul Goble
Book Description:: Star Boy was the son of Morning Star and an earthly bride. He was banished from the Sky World for this mother's disobedience and bore a mysterious scar on his face, the symbol of the Sun's disapproval.
As Star Boy grew, he came to love the chief's daughter, and it was she who helped him find the courage to journey to the Sky World and make peace with the Sun. The Sun not only lifted the scar but sent Star Boy back to the world with the sacred knowledge of the Sun Dance, a ceremony of thanks for the Creator's blessing.
Paperback
Publisher: Scott Foresman (Pearson K-12); Reissue edition (September 1991)

The Star Maiden : An Ojibway Tale
Barbara Juster Esbensen, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)
Paperback
Reading level: Ages 4-8

The Star-Man : And Other Tales
Basil H. Johnston, et al
Hardcover

The Stars We Know: Crow Indian Astronomy and Lifeways
by Timothy P. McCleary
Listed under Crow Indians

Star Medicine : Native American Path to Emotional Healing
Wolf Moondance, et al
Paperback

The Mayan Prophecies : Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization
Adrian Gilbert, Maurice Cotterell
Hardcover.

The Secret of the Incas : Myth, Astronomy, and the War Against Time
William Sullivan
Hardcover

The Stars We Know : Crow Indian Astronomy and Lifeways
Timothy P. McCleary
Paperback

Space-Time of the Bororo of Brazil
Stephen Michael Fabian
Book Description:
For America's native peoples, Fabian writes, the sky is a daily--and nightly--influence on their society and culture. In one of the first comprehensive studies of a lowland South American people's astronomy, he explains how the Bororo Indians of Brazil integrate the social, natural, and cosmic dimensions of time and space into their environment. 

Fabian introduces the Bororo by recounting a newly collected version of their bird-nester myth that alludes to the spatial dimensions that govern Bororo village organization. Time is mapped onto the circular village structure, astronomical observations plot the nature and location of daily activities, and the perimeter of the settlement is synchronized with circadian and seasonal cycles. The village itself acts as a retrieval and classification system that functions much as lists or tables would in a literate society. By using extensive cross-cultural materials and a holistic approach that emphasizes relationships rather than objects, Fabian lets the Bororo speak for themselves. His interpretive work combines myth and folklore with personal interviews, archival research, and discussion of his own participation in ceremonies and secular activities during the ten-month period he and his wife lived among the Bororo. Of interest to anthropologists, folklorists, ethnoastronomers, and students of religion, Space-Time of the Bororo of Brazil shows that the Bororo animate a complex, rational system, a realization, Fabian writes, "that must both broaden and deepen our understanding, appreciation, and respect for all native societies." 
Hardcover: 272 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 9.50 x 6.34
Publisher: University Press of Florida; (January 1992)
ISBN: 0813011043

Time and the Highland Maya
Barbara Tedlock
Listed under Mayan Cosmology

Wearing the Morning Star : Native American Songs-Poems
Brian Swann (Editor)
Hardcover: 180 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.00 x 5.50
Publisher: Random House; (November 12, )
ASIN: 0679448276
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When Stars Came Down to Earth : Cosmology of the Skidi Pawnee Indians of North America (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers ; No. 26)
Von Del Chamberlain
Paperback
Ballena Pr; ISBN: 0879190981; (October 1982)
(Special Order)

The Myth and Prayers of the Great Star Chant and the Myth of the Coyote Chant
by Mary C. Wheelright, edited by David P. McAllester
Paperback
Publisher: Dine College Pr; New edition (December 1988)
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Sunpainters : Eclipse of the Navajo Sun
Baje Whitethorne
Children's story
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Earth & Sky : Visions of the Cosmos in Native American Folklore
Ray A. Williamson, Claire R. Farrer (Editor)
Paperback
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The Cheyenne Journey : Morning Star Our Guiding Light
Doreen Pond, et al
Hardcover
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Stars of the First People : Native American Star Myths and Constellations
Dorcas S. Miller, et al
Paperback
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Archaeoastronomy : Skywatching in the Native American Southwest (Plateau, Flagstaff, Ariz. : 1939), Vol. 63, No. 2,)
Ronald McCoy
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Native American Astronomy
Anthony Aveni (Editor); Hardcover
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Archaeoastronomy in the Americas (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers ; No. 22)
Ray A. Williamson (Editor); Paperback
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Astronomy and Ceremony in the Prehistoric Southwest (Papers of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, No 2)
John B. Carlson, W. James Judge (Editor); Paperback
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Star Woman and Other Shawnee Tales
James A. Clifton; Textbook Binding
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At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky : An Andean Cosmology (Latin American Monographs)
Gary Urton; Hardcover
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Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon : The Calendar in Mesoamerican Civilization
Vincent H. Malmstrom
Hardcover
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