Biography

Dale Stover

Dale Stover is professor of religious studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he is also a member of the Native American studies faculty.

He received his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal in 1967.

He has attempted to ground his current scholarly work on personal collaborations with traditional indigenous interpreters. His primary association with indigenous people in the past fifteen years has been with Lakota people of the Wakpamni Lake community on Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. In 1997, he also established associations with several shamans in Ecuador, both among the Shuar of the rainforest and among the Quechua-speaking peoples of the Andean highlands.

His recent scholarly publications include an essay on Native American religious freedom in The Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition, Bruce Johansen, ed., Westport, CT: Greenwood Pres, 1998, 264-273; as well as "Eurocentrism and Native Americans," Cross Currents, 47:3 (Fall 1997), 390-397; and "The Other Side of the Story: Indigenous Interpretation of Contact with Europeans," The Age of Exploration: Spain and New Spain, Bryan F. LeBeau and Menachem Mor, eds., Omaha, NE: Creighton University Press, 1996, 97-116.


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