Donald M. Bahr

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Rainhouse and Ocean

The University of Arizona Press

The Tohono O'odham of southern Arizona, formerly known as the Papago, have made a life in a place that many would consider uninhabitable. These desert people were converted to Catholicism by early Spanish missionaries, yet they retain much of their earlier lifeway as a means of continuing adaptation to their desert environment.

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Piman Shamanism and Staying Sickness (Ká:cim Múmkidag)

The University of Arizona Press

This definitive study of shamanic theory and practice was developed through a four-person collaboration: three Tohono O’odham Indians—a shaman, a translator, and a trained linguist—and a non-Indian explicator. It provides an in-depth examination of the Piman philosophy of sickness as well as an introduction to the world view of an entire people.

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O'odham Creation and Related Events

As Told to Ruth Benedict in 1927

Edited by Donald M. Bahr, with Ruth Benedict; Foreword by Barbara Babcock
The University of Arizona Press
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