The role of bears and bear ceremonialism in Navajo Orthodox traditional lifeway

Pavlik, Steve
October 1997
Social Science Journal;1997, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p475
Academic Journal
Examines the role of bears and bear ceremonialism within the structure of traditional Navajo beliefs and religious practices. Respect and honor given by the Navajos on bears as their fellow beings; Role of bears as guardians and protectors of the Navajo people; Ceremonies used to cure bear sickness.


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