Talamantez is a professor
in the department of religion at University of California, Santa Barbara.
She has undertaken field studies among server American Indian nations and
has directed the Society for the Study of Native American Traditions.
Abstract of paper given at
Indigenous Traditions and Ecology
This presentation surveys the cosmological traditions of the disparate "culture areas" of Native North America. Content analysis indicates the constituents of the biosphere, the actors, and the attitudes and behaviors appropriate to each.