Title

The Union of Two Worlds: Reconstructing Elements of Proto-Athabaskan Folklore and Religion

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This study reconstructs elements of proto-Athabaskan folklore and religion, challenging received wisdom about the character of Southern Athabaskan culture. Detailed parallelism between Athabaskan and Old World folklore traditions, especially Inner Asian ones, means we must now consider that Southern Athabaskan cultures may retain significant elements of proto-Athabaskan belief systems originating in Asia.

Comments

Joseph A.P. Wilson is an adjunct professor of religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University.

DOI

10.1080/0015587X.2015.1119976


Share

COinS