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Oglala Religion.

Author: William K Powers
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2014.
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This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of cultural expression, and the processes by which they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Powers, William K.
Oglala Religion.
Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William K Powers
ISBN: 9780803265097 0803265093
OCLC Number: 881163241
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Introduction; Part I: The Seven Fireplaces; Chapter 1: Problems in Nomenclature; Chapter 2: The Seven Fireplaces; Chapter 3: The Oglalas; Chapter 4: Social Organization; Part II: Sacred Things; Chapter 5: The Supernatural; Chapter 6: The Intermediaries; Chapter 7: Cosmology; Chapter 8: Ritual; Part III: All My Relations; Chapter 9: Pine Ridge; Chapter 10: Political Discontinuity; Chapter 11: Contemporary Religion; Chapter 12: Religion as an Institution; Part IV: Continuity and Change. Chapter 13: Structural ReplicationChapter 14: Time and Space; Chapter 15: Social Relations; Chapter 16: Religion and Identity; Appendix A: Phonological Key; Appendix B: A Note on Sources; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; Back Cover.

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This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of cultural expression, and the processes by which they are replicated.

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"A model for future studies, a window on an important tribe and style."--Christian Century--Christian Century "A fascinating study of Oglala religion . . . This is an important book and will be Read more...

 
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