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Oglala religion

Author: William K Powers
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1982. ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William K Powers
ISBN: 0803287062 9780803287068
OCLC Number: 9633129
Notes: First Bison Book printing: November 1982.
Description: xxi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The Seven Fireplaces --
Sacred Things --
All My Relations --
Continuity and Change.
Responsibility: William K. Powers.

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Seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the US government to eliminate tribal societies.  Read more...

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