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Inuit Shamanism and Christianity
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A study of the resilience of Inuit cosmology with a focus on shamanism and its transformation after the adoption of Christianity

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Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction Part One: Angakkuuniq and Christianity 1 Continuity and Decline; 2 Missionaries and Angakkuit; 3 Inuit Winter Feasts Part Two: Animals, Owners, and Non-human Beings 4 Hunters and Prey; 5 The Owners of the Sky, the Land, and the Sea; 6 Inuunngittut, Non-human Beings from the Land and the Sea Part Three: Encounters, Healing, and Power 7 Initiation, Visions, and Dreams; 8 Healing as a Socio-economic Process; 9 Powerful Objects and Words Part Four: Connecting to Ancestors and Land 10 Connecting to Ancestors: Qilaniq and Qilauti, Head Lifting and Drum Dancing; 11 Reconnecting People and Healing the Land: Inuit Pentecostal and Evangelical Movements; 12 Transitions and Transformations Appendix 1: Glossary of Inuktitut Words; Appendix 2: Inuit Elders Notes; References; Index

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Frederic B. Laugrand is professor of anthropology, and director of the Centre Interuniversitaire d'Etudes et de Recherches Autochtones (CIERA), Universite Laval. Jarich G. Oosten is associate professor of anthropology, Leiden University, and the author

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