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This colourful, richly textured account of religious education and perform inside of an American Indian social community emphasizes narrative over research. Thomas Buckley's foregrounding of Yurok narratives creates one significant point of debate in an leading edge ethnography that includes discussion as its imperative theoretical trope. Buckley locations himself in dialog with modern Yurok associates and elders, with written texts, and with twentieth-century anthropology to boot. He describes Yurok Indian spirituality as "a major box within which person and society meet in dialogue—cooperating, resisting, negotiating, altering one another in manifold methods. 'Culture,' the following, isn't really something yet a procedure, an emergence via time."

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