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Indians of the Plains

Author: Robert Harry Lowie; Philip Drucker
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Natural History Press published for the American Museum of Natural History, 1963.
Series: American Museum science books.; American Museum of Natural History.; Anthropological handbook
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Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957.
Indians of the Plains.
Garden City, N.Y. : Natural History Press published for the American Museum of Natural History, 1963
(OCoLC)654384643
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harry Lowie; Philip Drucker
ISBN: 0385024681 9780385024686
OCLC Number: 25442778
Notes: Cover title.
"Originally published as an Anthropological handbook for the American Museum of Natural History."
Description: xiii, 224, xiii, 258. : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Indians of the Plains / Robert H. Lowie --
Foreword --
1. Introduction --
The Plains tribes --
Plains culture --
Political, linguistic, cultural units --
Population --
2. Material culture --
Food and stimulants --
Hunting --
Fishing --
Wild plants --
Agriculture --
Preparation of food --
Tobacco --
Settlement and dwellings --
The Tipi --
The Earthlodge --
Grass lodges --
Osage house --
Domestic animals and transportation --
Dress and personal decoration --
Clothing --
Headgear --
Hairdressing --
Adornment and mutilation --
Tools and artifacts --
Tools --
Crafts --
Weapons --
3. Social organization --
Marriage and the family --
The Life cycle --
Bands, clans, phratries, moieties --
Local units --
Kinship units --
Kinship terms --
Clubs and societies --
Warfare --
Rank, law, and government --
Trade ; economic values --
4. Recreation --
Games --
Storytelling --
Clowns --
5. Art --
Painting on skins --
Rawhide decoration --
Embroidery --
Designs and symbolism --
Music --
6. Supernaturalism --
Beliefs --
The Supernatural --
Visions --
Shamans --
Priests --
Hereafter --
World view --
Ceremonialism --
Elements of ceremonialism --
Major ceremonials --
Crow tobacco society --
The Sun dance --
Modern movements --
7. Prehistory and history --
8. Acculturation --
9. Conclusion --
Hints for further reading --
Index. Indians of the Northwest coast / Philip Drucker --
Preface --
1. Introduction --
The Land --
The People --
Prehistory --
Physical anthropology --
History of European contacts --
2. Economy --
3. Material culture --
Technology and materials --
Manufactures --
4. Society --
The Structure of society --
The Potlach --
Marriage --
Wars and fueds --
5. Religion --
6. Ceremonials --
7. The Cycle of life --
8. Art --
Totem poles --
9. Subareas and cultural relationships --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: American Museum science books.; American Museum of Natural History.; Anthropological handbook
Other Titles: Indians of the Northwest coast
Responsibility: Robert H. Lowie. Indians of the Northwest coast /Philip Drucker.

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