This dissertation examines songs, sticks, and stories pertaining to Tohono O'odham pilgrimages to Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico, the home of their patron saint, Saint Francis. In the sense that Tohono O'odham travel to Magdalena in order to sustain their vital and long-standing relationship with their saint, these journeys may be understood as a Christian pilgrimages. However, insofar as one understands this indigenous practice as a Christian pilgrimage, it must also be noted that Tohono O'odham have made Christianity their own.
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- Native American Studies
- Cultural Anthropology
- Magdalena Pilgrimage
- Saint Francis
- Tohono O'odham
- Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages--Mexico--Magdalena de Kino.
- Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
- Pilgrims and pilgrimages--Mexico--Magdalena de Kino.
- Pilgrims and pilgrimages
- Tohono O'odham Indians--Religion.
- Tohono O'odham Indians
- Indians of North America--Religion.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-224)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Religious studies