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The Cheyenne Indians : their history and ways of life

Author: George Bird Grinnell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1972]
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The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second volume, Grinnell would consider its warmaking and warrior societies,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938.
Cheyenne Indians: their history and ways of life.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1972]
(OCoLC)757110880
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Bird Grinnell
ISBN: 0803257716 9780803257719
OCLC Number: 515405
Notes: "A Bison book."
Reprint of the 1923 ed.
Awards: Winner of Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (Culture) 2008
Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Interior Design-3+ Color) 2009
Short-listed for Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (Interior Book Design) 2008
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I. Early Cheyenne history --
Old-time ways --
Village life --
Certain camp customs --
Social organization --
The boy and the girl --
Woman and her place --
Women's societies --
Industries --
Subsistence and hunting --
Games and amusements --
Tribal government --
Volume II. War and its ways --
Warrior societies --
Religious beliefs --
Disease, healing, death --
Useful plants --
Ceremonial --
Medicine lodge --
Massaum ceremony --
The culture heroes.
Responsibility: by George Bird Grinnell ; photographs by Elizabeth C. Grinnell and Mrs. J.E. Tuell.
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An ethnography that is based on the author's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. It looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting,  Read more...

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"Drawing upon the thoughts and actions of individual Cheyennes, Grinnell manages to reconstruct a highly readable account of their culture."-Journal of the American Academy of Religion * Journal of Read more...

 
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