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The mystic warriors of the Plains

Author: Thomas E Mails
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians. Profusely illustrated."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Mails
ISBN: 038504741X 9780385047418
OCLC Number: 1042225731
Description: xvii, 618 pages illustrations 32 cm
Contents: Origin, distribution, and nature of the people of the plains --
Manner of daily life --
Social customs --
Personal qualities --
Form of government --
Religion --
supernatural beliefs --
Religion --
the practices of medicine --
Religion --
purification --
Religion --
thanksgiving --
Religion --
death and the life after --
The buffalo and the horse --
An overview of arts and crafts --
Painting --
Quillwork and beadwork --
Achievement marks --
Clothing --
Hair styles, jewelry, and headdresses --
Bows, arrows, and quivers --
Lances, knives, clubs, hatchets, and guns --
Shields --
The birth and training of the boy --
The mature warrior on the field of action --
The redistribution and decline of the people of the plains.
Responsibility: by Thomas E. Mails.

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"The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians. Profusely illustrated."

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