5. The World According to Is'a: Combining Empiricism and Spiritual Understanding in Indigenous Ways of Knowing

  1. E. N. Anderson2,
  2. D. Pearsall3,
  3. E. Hunn4 and
  4. N. Turner5
  1. Raymond Pierotti

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch5

Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology

How to Cite

Pierotti, R. (2011) The World According to Is'a: Combining Empiricism and Spiritual Understanding in Indigenous Ways of Knowing, in Ethnobiology (eds E. N. Anderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn and N. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, USA

Author Information

  1. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Global Indigenous Nations Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470547854

Online ISBN: 9781118015872

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Keywords:

  • Is'a, spiritual understanding, Indigenous ways of knowing - human beings, and intellectual and spiritual struggles;
  • indigenous perspectives, understanding wholes - level of human perception;
  • Western and Indigenous ways, natural world - attitudes and response to predatory organisms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Being Native to a Changeable Place

  • The Concept of Personhood

  • Attitudes Towards Predators

  • The Nature of Creators

  • References