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American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study

By J. Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 14, 2003

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTORY ESSAY: CULTURAL WORLDVIEW AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS.

 1. What is Environmental Ethics?

 2. What is a Cultural Worldview?

 3. What is Culture?

 4. Language, Worldview, and Cultural Relativism.

 5. The Ojibwa Narratives.

II. THE NARRATIVES.

 1. The Orphans and Mashos.

 2. Clothed-in-Fur.

 3. The Woman Who Married a Beaver.

 4. The Boy that was Carried Away by a Bear.

 5. A Moose and His Offspring.

 6. Little-Image.

 7. The Person that Made Medicine.

 8. The Birth of Nänabushu.

 9. Nänabushu Swallowed by the Sturgeon.

10. Nänabushu Slays Here-of-His-Shin.

11. Nänabushu Leaves His Brother, and Also His Grandmother.

12. Nänabushu, the Sweet-brier Berries, and the Sturgeons.

13. Notes on the Mystic Rite.

III. INTERPRETIVE ESSAY: AN OJIBWA WORLDVIEW AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC.

1. Key Cognitive Elements of an Ojibwa Worldview.

2. Ojibwa Environmental Ethics.

3. The Controversy About American Indian Environmental Ethics.

Literature Cited.

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ISBN-10: 0-13-043121-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-043121-9

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