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The Omaha tribe

Author: Alice C Fletcher; Francis La Flesche
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Bison book edView all editions and formats
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A collaboration of a pioneering anthropologist and a prominent Omaha ethnologist. This volume takes up the language, social life, music, religion, warfare, healing practices, and death and burial  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice C Fletcher; Francis La Flesche
ISBN: 0803268769 9780803268760 0803268777 9780803268777 0803268785 9780803268784
OCLC Number: 24912542
Notes: "Reproduced from the twenty-seventh Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1905-1906 ... published by the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1911"--T.p. verso, v. 1.
"A Bison book."
Description: 2 volumes (660 pages) : illustrations, charts, map, music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1: Location ; linguistic relationships --
Environment ; Resultant influences: The Omaha country: Villages on the Missouri; Streams know to the Omaha; The village: Site; Dwellings; Historic villages and places ; Tribes known to the Omaha ; Fauna and flora known to the Omaha ; The human body as known to the Omaha ; Miscellaneous terms used by the Omaha --
Rites pertaining to the individual: Introduction of the Omaha child to the Cosmos ; Introduction of the child into the tribe --
Tribal organization --
Tribal government --
The Sacred Pole --
The quest for food. v. 2: Social life: Kinship terms ; Courtship and marriage ; Care and training of children ; Etiquette ; Avocations of men ; Avocations of women ; Personal adornment ; Clothing ; Property ; Amusements --
Music --
Warfare --
Societies: Social societies ; Secret societies --
Disease and its treatment: Some curative plants --
Death and burial customs --
Religion and ethics --
Language --
Conclusions --
Appendix: Recent history of the Omaha tribe ; Contact with the white race ; Early traders: Introduction of metal implements; Decline of old avocations and the effect on the people; Changes in ornaments and decoration; introduction of cloth; Introduction of guns; Introduction of money; pelt values; Introduction of intoxicants: Drunkenness and its punishment; Government control of traders ; Introduction of new foods, games, and diseases ; Introduction of new words ; Treaties with the United States ; Work of missionaries ; New reservation and agency ; Pressure of traders on tribal affairs ; Joseph La Flesche ; Survey of the reservation ; Extermination of the buffalo ; Establishment of "the Council" ; The Ponca tragedy ; Appeal for land patents ; Present condition [1910?].
Responsibility: Alice C. Fletcher and Francis La Flesche ; introduction by Robin Ridington.
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