Reflections on C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions by Vine Deloria, Jr.


  • Thomas J. Hoffman Professor, Political Science St. Mary's University


Vine, in a conversation with his son Phil, said the following about Jung: "Like us, he sometimes wondered if he were answering questions posed by his ancestors" (i). Vine had numerous projects he pursued in his life, but one of the main ones seems to have been the question of how can one unify knowledge. What are the insights of the West that are worthwhile, and what are the non-western insights that have the most value. How can these be brought together to create a full, or whole picture, of human knowledge?

Author Biography

Thomas J. Hoffman, Professor, Political Science St. Mary's University