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Lakota Belief and Ritual.

Author: James R Walker; Elaine A Jahner; Raymond J DeMallie
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2014.
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""The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief.""--Plains Anthropologist.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Walker, James R.
Lakota Belief and Ritual.
Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Walker; Elaine A Jahner; Raymond J DeMallie
ISBN: 9780803298866 0803298862
OCLC Number: 880826670
Notes: Document 55. The White-tailed Deer Is Wakan.
Description: 1 online resource (639 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Bison Book Edition; Further Comparative Materials; Part I. James R. Walker: His Life and Work; Physician and Anthropologist; Walker's Autobiographical Statement; Walker's Outline of Oglala Mythology; Comparative Materials for the Study of Sioux Religion; Part II. Belief; Introduction; Document 1. Foundations. Little Wound; Document 2. Instructing Walker as a Medicine Man. Little Wound, American Horse, and Lone Star; Document 3. Wakan. Little Wound. Document 4. Wakan Tanka. Good SeatDocument 5. Wakan. James R. Walker; Document 6. Foundations. George Sword; Document 7. On Ceremonies. George Sword; Document 8. The Pipe. George Sword; Document 9. Life and Visions. George Sword; Document 10. Seeking A Vision. George Sword; Document 11. Consecrating a Pipe. George Sword; Document 12. Treating the Sick. George Sword; Document 13. The Secret Knowledge of Shamans. George Sword, Bad Wound, No Flesh, and Thomas Tyon; Document 14. Kan and Its Derivatives. George Sword; Document 15. Nagilapi. George Sword; Document 16. Nagipi (Spirits). George Sword. Document 17. Ni, Ini, and Initi. George SwordDocument 18. Foundations. Thomas Tyon, William Garnett, Thunder Bear, George Sword, and John Blunt Horn; Document 19. Wohpe and the Gift of the Pipe. Finger; Document 20. Consecrating a Pipe. Ringing Shield; Document 21. Knowledge and Spirits. Ringing Shield; Document 22. The Stars. Ringing Shield; Document 23. Spirits. Short Feather; Document 24. The Future. No Flesh; Document 25. The Medicine Bag. Red Cloud, Meat, and No Flesh; Document 26. Wakinyan. Seven Rabbits; Document 27. Spirits. Shamans at a Wacipi Wakan; Document 28. Spirits. Thomas Tyon. Document 29. The Spirit of the Buffalo. Bad WoundDocument 30. The Four Winds. Red Rabbit; Document 31. The Sacred Language. Lone Bear; Document 32. Iktomi. Old Horse; Document 33. Hanbleceya. Thunder Bear; Document 34. Instructing a Vision Quester. James R. Walker; Document 35. Elk Dreamers. Anonymous; Document 36. Dreams and Obligations. Anonymous; Document 37. "I Am a Wicasa Wakan" Red Hawk; Document 38. "I Was Born a Lakota." Red Cloud's Abdication Speech; Document 39. Defying the Wakinyan. From a Speech by Red Cloud; Document 40. Sending Spirits to the Spirit World. Short Bull. Document 41. "I Was Called by Jocko Wilson." Short BullDocument 42. Ghost Dance. Short Bull; Document 43. The Buffalo. Short Bull; Part III. Narratives by Thomas Tyon Introduction; Document 44. The Pipe Is Wakan; Document 45. The Vision Quest Is Wakan; Document 46. The Rock Is Believed Wakan; Document 47. The Wakinyan Are Wakan; Document 48. Bears Are Wakan; Document 49. Wolves Are Wakan; Document 50. Toads Are Wakan; Document 51. The Medicine Men Called Bone Keepers; Document 52. Mourners Are Wakan; Document 53. Ghosts Are Wakan; Document 54. Double Woman Dreamers.

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"A work of prime importance . . . its publication represents a major addition to our knowledge of the Lakotas' way of life"-"Journal of American Folklore,"

 
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