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The Mountain Chant, a Navajo Ceremony [Re-Issue of 1883 Bureau of Ethnology report]

Matthews, Washington [J.W.Powell]

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ISBN 10: 0873800664 / ISBN 13: 9780873800662
Edité par Rio Grande Pr Inc, Glorieta, New Mexico, U.S.A., 1970
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NEW. Large blue boards, Metallic gold decorations and white titling - cover and spine. Illustrated endpapers. ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP. Re-issue of 1883-84 - 5th Annual report, Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian [B1]. N° de réf. du libraire 013176

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Titre : The Mountain Chant, a Navajo Ceremony [...

Éditeur : Rio Grande Pr Inc, Glorieta, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1970

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :NEW

Edition : FIRST.

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Excerpt from The Mountain Chant: A Navajo Ceremony
8. Before beginning to describe the ceremonies it will be well to relate the myth accounting for their origin.
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The Mountain Chant is a nine-day Navajo healing ceremony, one of several major rites undertaken only in winter. Aside from curing disease, it brings rain and invokes the unseen powers for general benefit. Though perhaps practiced less often now than better-known ceremonies such as the Night Chant, it is by no means forgotten. Fully faithful to the original published by Washington Matthews over a century ago, this edition contains the story of the wandering hero upon whose exploits the Mountain Chant is based, a description of each of the nine ceremonial days, and original song texts and translations.

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