The Resource Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, Vine Deloria, Jr

Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, Vine Deloria, Jr

Label
Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact
Title
Red earth, white lies
Title remainder
Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact
Statement of responsibility
Vine Deloria, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this latest work by the prominent historian, Deloria turns his audacious intellect and fiery indignation to an examination of modern science as it relates to Native American oral history and exposes the myth of scientific fact, defending Indian mythology as the more truthful account of the history of the earth
  • Deloria grew up in South Dakota, in a small border town on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. There he was in a position to absorb the culture and traditions of Western Europeans, as well as of the native Sioux people
  • Much of the formal education he received about science, including how the earth and its people had formed and developed over time, came from the white, Western world; he and his fellow students accepted it as gospel, even though this information often contradicted the ancient teachings of the Native American peoples
  • As an adult, though, Deloria saw how some of these scientific "facts," once readily accepted as the truth, now began to run against common sense as well as the teachings of his people. For example, the question of why certain peoples had lighter or darker skins posed an especially thorny problem - one that mainstream journals and books failed to answer in a way that was satisfactory to this budding skeptic
  • When he began to reexamine other previously irrefutable theories - of the earth's creation, of the evolution of people, of the acceptance of the notion that the Indians themselves had been responsible for slaughtering and wiping out certain large animals from their habitat over time - he also began to reconsider the value of myth and religion in an explanation of the world's history and, in the process, to document and record traditional knowledge of Indian tribes as offered by the tribal elders
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deloria, Vine
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.F6
LC item number
D35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian philosophy
  • Oral tradition
  • Science
  • Religion and science
  • Human evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians of North America
  • Oral tradition
  • Religion and science
  • Science
  • Indianen
  • Homme
  • Indiens
  • Philosophie indienne
  • Tradition orale
  • Sciences
  • Religion et sciences
  • Évolutionnisme
  • Wissenschaft
  • Evolution
  • Philosophie
  • Weltbild
  • North America
  • USA
  • Indianer
Label
Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, Vine Deloria, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the buckskin curtain -- Science and the oral tradition -- Evolutionary prejudice -- Low bridge-everybody cross -- Mythical Pleistocene hit men -- The corpora delicti and other matters -- Creatures their own size -- Geomythology and the Indian traditions -- Floods, lakes and earthquakes -- At the beginning
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780684807003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95009401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590900
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590900
Label
Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, Vine Deloria, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the buckskin curtain -- Science and the oral tradition -- Evolutionary prejudice -- Low bridge-everybody cross -- Mythical Pleistocene hit men -- The corpora delicti and other matters -- Creatures their own size -- Geomythology and the Indian traditions -- Floods, lakes and earthquakes -- At the beginning
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780684807003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95009401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32590900
  • (OCoLC)ocm32590900

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