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The light gray people : an ethno-history of the Lipan Apaches of Texas and northern Mexico

Author: Nancy McGown Minor
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lipan Apache culture was studied by Morris Opler, one of the most eminent anthropologists of the twentieth century, but many questions remain. This book seeks to complete a comparative analysis of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy McGown Minor
ISBN: 9780761848530 0761848533 9780761848547 0761848541 9780761848554 076184855X
OCLC Number: 435421567
Description: xi, 188 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Translation and meaning of the tribal name Lipan --
The origin of the Lipan Apaches --
The Zuazua history --
Early Lipan-Spanish contacts in Texas --
Physical appearance and manner of dress --
Lipan Apache material culture --
Lipan Apache economic culture : hunting and gathering --
Lipan Apache economic culture : the shadow trade economy --
Lipan Apache social culture : family, kinship and society --
Political organization : the Lipan band --
Political organization : the Lipan chief --
Lipan Apache raiding --
Captives --
Lipan Apache warfare --
Lipan Apache religion : overview --
Lipan Apache religion : mythic shamanism --
Lipan Apache religion : curative shamanism.
Responsibility: Nancy McGown Minor.

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This is an important synthesis based on a number of highly dispersed historic references that Minor has systematically mined and consolidated into a readable and valuable ethnographic record. * Read more...

 
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