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Teaching SpiritsUnderstanding Native American Religious Traditions$
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Joseph Epes Brown

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138757.001.0001

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“There Is No Word for Art”

“There Is No Word for Art”

The Creative Process

(p.61) 5 “There Is No Word for Art”
Teaching Spirits

Joseph Epes Brown

Emily Cousins

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the traditional arts of Native Americans. It looks into the spiritual perspectives and fundamental assumptions of traditional arts that are often misunderstood in Western society. The chapter also discusses Eskimo Shamanic art, Lakota animal images, and Navajo weaving.

Keywords:   Native American culture, traditional arts, Western society, rituals, Inuit, Lakota, Navajo, Eskimo

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