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Gill, Sam D. 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 9,525 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E98.R3, 299.703
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam D Gill
Dictionary of Native American mythology by Sam D Gill( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary containing more than 1,300 entries is a careful selection of the distinctive stories, characters, themes, symbols, and motifs that interweave the traditions of over 100 different Native American cultures. The alphabetically arranged entries are rigorously cross-referenced, allowing the reader to pursue in depth a particular path of inquiry. Each entry cites tribal origin and the corresponding geographic region. These regions in turn are keyed to ten tribal territory maps that pinpoint exact tribe locations.--[book jacket]
Native American religions : an introduction by Sam D Gill( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the cultures of North America, Gill (U. of Colorado-Boulder) introduces a way of trying to appreciate and understand the complexity and diversity of Native American religions that will be academically and humanistically useful. He also looks at aspects of European-American history as sources of widespread misunderstandings about Native American religion
Beyond the primitive : the religions of nonliterate peoples by Sam D Gill( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Earth : an American story by Sam D Gill( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attributed to Tecumseh in the early 1800s, this statement is frequently cited to uphold the view, long and widely proclaimed in scholarly and popular literature, that Mother Earth is an ancient and central Native American figure. In this radical and comprehensive rethinking, Sam D. Gill traces the evolution of female earth imagery in North America from the sixteenth century to the present and reveals how the evolution of the current Mother Earth figure was influenced by prevailing European-American imagery of America and the Indians as well as by the rapidly changing Indian identity
Native American traditions : sources and interpretations by Sam D Gill( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred words : a study of Navajo religion and prayer by Sam D Gill( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American religious action : a performance approach to religion by Sam D Gill( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytracking : texts, stories & histories in Central Australia by Sam D Gill( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Storytracking is a work of theory and application. It is both a study of history and culture and of the academic issues accompanying the interpretation and observation of other peoples. Sam Gill writes about Central Australia, but, more importantly, he writes about the business of trying to live responsibly and decisively in a postmodern world faced with irreconcilable diversity and complexity, with undeniable ambiguity and uncertainty." "Storytracking includes engaging accounts of many of the colorful figures involved in the nineteenth-century development of Central Australia, and it is an argument for a multiperspectival theory of history. It presents descriptions of an important aboriginal culture - the Arrernte - and it critically examines ethnography. It exposes the colonialist underbelly of all modern academic culture study, yet it embraces the situation as one of creative potential, outlining an interactivist epistemology with which to negotiate the classical alternatives of objectivism and subjectivism. Gill presents an examination of the emergent academic study of religion focused on two exemplary scholars - Mircea Eliade and Jonathan Smith - offering a play theory of religion as the basis for innovative critical discussions of text, comparison, interpretation, the definition of religion, academic writing style, and the role of "the other." Based on painstakingly detailed research, Gill exposes disturbing and confounding dimensions of the modern world, particularly academia. Yet, beyond the pessimism that often characterizes postmodernity, he charts an optimistic and creative course framed in the terms of play."--Jacket
Songs of life : an introduction to Navajo religious culture by Sam D Gill( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing culture religion by Sam D Gill( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative study of dancing, Sam Gill examines the interpretive styles of a variety of cultural dance traditions in discourse with the philosophic traditions of Schiller, Merleau-Ponty, Barbaras, Derrida, Leroi-Gourhan, and Baudrillard. As a scholar of religion, Gill provides special consideration to the importance of this emerging appreciation of dancing as a perspective inclusive of body and experience. Each chapter delves into the many factions of dancing: moving, gesturing, self-othering, playing, seducing, and masking. Gill also draws on the analysis of contemporary dance films and musicals, his experience as a dancer and dance teacher, his extensive research on dance traditions, and his interest in neurobiology and phenomenology to develop the core of this rich exploration of dancing, the structurality of all dances."--Publisher's description
A theory of Navajo prayer acts : a study of ritual symbolism by Sam D Gill( )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clowns & tricksters : an encyclopedia of tradition and culture by Kimberly A Christen( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MEXICO: Yaqui-Chapayeka, Pascola, NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: Abenaki-Azeban, Alginquian-Glooskap, Nanabozhoo, Windigo, Iroquois-Hagondes, Seneca-Ganyadjigowa, NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Crow-Isaahkawuattee, Haida-Nankilslas, Nootka-Kwatyat, Tsimshian-Txamsem, PLAINS REGION: Kiowa-Sendeh, Lakota-Heyoka, Iktomi, Mica, SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: Seneca-Shodieonskon, SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Havasupi-Gidji, Hopi-Paiyakyamu, Piptuyakamu, Tachukti, Tsukuwimkya, Navajo-Maʼii, To Ninilii, Yenaldlooshi, Oʼodam-Nanawitcu, Tewa-Koshare, Kossa, Lwirena, ute-Yogovu, Yaqui-Chapayeka, Pascola, Zuni-Koyemshi, Newekwe, UNITED STATES: Brer Anancy, Brer Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, circus clown, Huckleberry Finn, The Joker, Kesey, Ken, and the Merry Pranksters, Roadrunner, Bart Simpson, Wile. E. Coyote, SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA: Mataco-Tokwaj, Mocovi-Nowarera, Tatu Bolita, Toba-Chunga, Keyok, Wayayqalachiyi, Wuaiagalachigui, BOLIVIA: Ayoreo-Dahusui, BRAZIL, Bororo-Juko, Meri, Caduveo-Caracara, Gu-e-krig, Ge-Mbudti, Mbuduvrire, Kalapao-Aulukuma, Nafigi, Taugi, COLOMBIA: Guajiro-Atʼpana, Sikuani-Kuwei, Matsuludani, Palu, Purna, PARAGUAY: Ayoreo-Dahusui, Chamacoco-Kumarxuo, Nivakle-Cufalh, Kakxo, Venezuela Guajiro-Atʼpana, Makiritare-Odosha, Warao-Konehu, SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS: HAWAII: Fai Fale Aitu, Iwa, Kai-palaoa, Kamapuaa, Maui, Punia, NEW ZEALAND: Maui, PHILIPPINES: Pilandok, ROTUMA: Han mane ʼak su, SAMOA: Fai Fale Aitu, Maui, TAHITI: Arioi Society, Maui
Storytracking texts, stories et histories in Central Australia by Sam D Gill( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American religions : an introduction by Sam D Gill( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing ... this book, [the author's] foremost goal has been to provide an introduction to Native American religions, focusing on the cultures of North America. The aim is not so much to introduce data and facts as to introduce an academically and humanistically useful way of trying to appreciate and understand the complexity and diversity of Native American religions.-Pref
Navajo views of their origin by Sam D Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some aspects of religion in America( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Areas covered include an enumeration of the oldest religions in America, Native American religions, the influence of European religions on Native American religion, religion as a way of life
The color of Navajo ritual symbolism: an evaluation of methods by Sam D Gill( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The trickster by Sam D Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The color of Navajo ritual symbolism : an evaluation of methods by Sam D Gill( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The religious character of native American humanities : papers read at an interdisciplinary conference, April 14 - 15, 1977( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Native American religions : an introduction
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Gill, Sam

Gill, Sam 1943-

Languages
English (120)

Dutch (1)

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Native American religions : an introductionMother Earth : an American storySacred words : a study of Navajo religion and prayerStorytracking : texts, stories & histories in Central AustraliaClowns & tricksters : an encyclopedia of tradition and cultureStorytracking texts, stories et histories in Central Australia