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Oglala religion

Author: William K Powers
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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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: 080320910X 9780803209107
OCLC Number: 2645401
Description: xxi, 233 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The seven fireplaces --
Sacred things --
All my relations --
Continuity and change.
Responsibility: William K. Powers.
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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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