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Sioux Indian Religion

Author : Raymond J. DeMallie
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Individuals of all persuasions have become deeply interested in contemporary Sioux religious practices. These essays by tribal religious leaders, scholars, and other members of the Sioux communities in North and South Dakota deal with the more important questions about Sioux ritual and belief in relation to history, tradition, and the mainstream of American life. Contents: (1) "Lakota Belief and Ritual in the Nineteenth Century," by Raymond J. DeMallie; (2) "Lakota Genesis: The Oral Tradition," by Elaine A. Jahner; (3) "The Sacred Pipe in Modern Life," by Arval Looking Horse; (4) "The Lakota Sun Dance: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," by Arthur Amiotte; (5) "The Establishment of Christianity Among the Sioux," by Vine V. Deloria, Sr.; (6) "Catholic Mission and the Sioux: A Crisis in the Early Paradigm," by Harvey Markowitz; (7) "Contemporary Catholic Mission Work Among the Sioux," by Robert Hilbert, S.}.; (8) "Christian Life Fellowship Church," by Mercy Poor Man; (9) "Indian Women and the Renaissance of Traditional Religion," by Beatrice Medicine; (10) "The Contemporary Yuwipi," by Thomas H. Lewis, M.D.; (11) "The Native American Church of Jesus Christ," by Emerson Spider, Sr.; (12) "Traditional Lakota Religion in Modern Life," by Robert Stead, with an Introduction by Kenneth Oliver; Suggestions for Further Reading; Bibliography.

Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians

Author : Gregory Omer Gagnon
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A new addition to the Culture and Customs of Native Peoples in America series, this book examines the traditions and contemporary culture of the Sioux Indians. * Presents a chronological history that accurately describes the events that have shaped and influence Sioux society today * Provides an annotated bibliography of current print and nonprint sources appropriate for student research

Wakinyan

Author : Stephen E. Feraca
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Wakinyan is an excellent overview of Lakota religious thought and practice, introducing readers to its essential components. Through finely detailed descriptions of rituals and various types of religious figures, Stephen E. Feraca explains the significance of such practices as the Sun Dance, sweat lodge ritual, vision quest, Yuwipi ritual, and peyote use. He also discusses the significance of herbs and religious artifacts and objects and explains the roles and responsibilities of medicine men and other religious practitioners. First written as a report for the Department of the Interior in 1963, Wakinyan has long been recognized as a classic study of Lakota religion. This edition retains most of the original text, with its first-rate ethnographic descriptions of religious practices. The author's new endnotes bring the reader up to date on changes in Lakota religion during the last three decades.

The Medicine Men

Author : Thomas H. Lewis
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For the residents of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, mainstream medical care is often supplemented or replaced by a host of traditional practices: theøSun Dance, the yuwipi sing, the heyok?a ceremony, herbalism, the Sioux Religion, the peyotism of the Native American Church, and other medicines, or sources of healing. Thomas H. Lewis, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, describes those practices as he encountered them in the late 1960s and early 1970s. During many months he studied with leading practitioners. He describes the healers?their techniques, personal histories and qualities, the problems addressed and results obtained?and examines past as well as present practices. The result is an engrossing account that may profoundly affect the way readers view the dynamics of therapy for mind and body.

American Indian Religions

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The Gift of the Sacred Pipe

Author : Vera Louise Drysdale
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Based on Black Elk's account of the seven rites of the Oglala Sioux as originally recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown.

Native American Religions

Author : Paula Hartz
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Presents the history of the Native American religions, starting from their roots as tribal religions, and then details the detrimental effects of European colonization, the annihilation of the Native Americans that threatened the religions, and their restoration in the 20th 20th century.

The Sacred Pipe

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

The Ghost dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

Author : James Mooney
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Responding to the rapid spread of the Ghost Dance among tribes of the western United States in the early 1890s, James Mooney set out to describe and understand the phenomenon. He visited Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet, at his home in Nevada and traced the progress of the Ghost Dance from place to place, describing the ritual and recording the distinctive song lyrics of seven separate tribes. His classic work (first published in 1896 and here reprinted in its entirety for the first time) includes succinct cultural and historical introductions to each of those tribal groups and depicts the Ghost Dance among the Sioux, the fears it raised of an Indian outbreak, and the military occupation of the Sioux reservations culminating in the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Seeking to demonstrate that the Ghost Dance was a legitimate religious movement, Mooney prefaced his study with a historical survey of comparable millenarian movements among other American Indian groups. In addition to his work on the Ghost Dance, James Mooney is best remembered for his extraordinarily detailed studies of the Cherokee Indians of the Southeast and the Kiowa and other tribes of the southern plains, and for his advocacy of American Indian religious freedom.

Black Elk s Religion

Author : Clyde Holler
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Black Elk was one of the greatest religious thinkers produced by native North America, and the Sun Dance the central religious ritual of his Lakota tradition.

For This Land

Author : Vine Deloria, Jr.
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ghost Dance

Author : Alice Beck Kehoe
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In this fascinating ethnohistorical case study of North American Indians, the Ghost Dance religion is the backbone for Kehoes exploration of significant aspects of American Indian life and her quest to learn why some theories become popular. In Part 1, she combines knowledge gained from her firsthand experiences living among and speaking with Indian elders with a careful analysis of historical accounts, providing a succinct yet insightful look at people, events, and institutions from the 1800s to the present. She clarifies unique and complex relationships among Indian peoples and dispels many of the false pretenses promoted by United States agencies over two centuries. In Part 2, Kehoe surveys some of the theories used to analyze the events described in Part 1, allowing readers to see how theories develop, to think critically about various perspectives, and to draw their own conclusions. Kehoes gripping presentation and analysis pave the way for just and constructive Indian-White relations.

Peyote and the Yankton Sioux

Author : Thomas Constantine Maroukis
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In Peyote and the Yankton Sioux, Thomas Constantine Maroukis focuses on Yankton Sioux spiritual leader Sam Necklace, tracing his family’s history for seven generations. Through this history, Maroukis shows how Necklace and his family shaped and were shaped by the Native American Church. Sam Necklace was chief priest of the Yankton Sioux Native American Church from 1929 to 1949, and the four succeeding generations of his family have been members of the Church. As chief priest, Necklace helped establish the Peyote religion firmly among the Yankton, thus maintaining cultural and spiritual autonomy even when the U.S. government denied them, and American Indians generally, political and economic self-determination. Because the message of peyotism resonated with Yankton pre-reservation beliefs and, at the same time, had parallels with Christianity, Sam Necklace and many other Yankton supported its acceptance. The Yanktons were among the first northern-plains groups to adopt the Peyote religion, which they saw as an essential corpus of spiritual truths.

Teaching Spirits

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
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Demonstrates common themes in Native American cultures of the Lakota, Navajo, and Ojibwe tribes, and discusses how Native American traditions and values counter modern materialism and encourage sensitivity to others.

Religion and Healing in Native America

Author : Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien
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Through first-hand accounts, personal experience, and narrative analysis, the authors provide readers with a rare glimpse into the religious and healing practices of Native Americans.

God is Red

Author : Vine Deloria
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The seminal work on Native religious views, asking questions about our species and our ultimate fate.

Life Among the Indians

Author : George Catlin
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Life Among the Indias was written as a result of a demand for a book of facts on the character and condition of the American Indians. George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Travelling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory. Contents: The Indians of America My Adventure With the First Indian I Ever Saw How the Indians Build Their Wigwams Indian Warfare — Scalps and Scalping Medicine Men — "Drawing Fire From the Sun" How the Indians Paint Themselves — The Prairies Catching Wild Horses — A Buffalo Hunt An Adventure With Bears The Mandan Indians — The Chief's Tale The Sioux Indians — A Challenge! Pipe-stone Quarry — "The Thunder's Nest" — "Stone Man Medicine" A Ride to the Camanchees — A False Alarm A Solitary Bide on "Charley" Across the Prairies A Journey Down the Orinoco — The "Handsome Dance" En Route for the Amazon — The "Medicine Gun" Rio Trombutas — Adventures With a Tiger and a Rattlesnake Still en Route for the Amazon — An Adventure With Peccaries On the Amazon The Indians of the Amazon — Poisoned Arrows Red Indians in London Red Indians in Paris

The Vision Quest of the Plains Indians

Author : Kathleen Margaret Dugan
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This text serves as an introduction to Plains Indians history and a general overview of Sioux/Cheyenne religious thought, with a description of their major ceremonies. It shows how the vision quest was as essential to the relatively simple, peaceful Cheyenne as it was to the more systematized, sacrificially violent Sioux.

Christian missions and Indian assimilation

Author : Andrea Schmidt
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„Christian Missions and Indian Assimilation“ was originally written as a Master thesis paper in Geography and was completed in 2001 at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, Austria. It is one of the most accurate and comprehensive books there are on Lakota history & culture as well as intercultural contact and its implications. Driven by the idea of culture clash and its consequences Andrea Schmidt was curious to find out how two seemingly so very different or even contradictory cultural and religious systems, the Oglala Lakota cultural system and the (European) system of Christian belief and mission, can exist, side by side, within the Lakota individuals, tribes and within the reservation. The contents of this book are based upon comprehensive field study and data collection at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for several months starting in 1999, accompanied by literary and historical research at the archives of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and several other academic institutions including the Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, South Dakota. Things changed dramatically after 2001, when the paper first came out as a thesis paper; a lot of clergy left the reservation, missionaries seemed to be less active and less interested in Lakota culture than their predecessors. No such paper could have been written at any other point of time.

Life Among the Indians Illustrated

Author : George Catlin
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Life Among the Indias was written as a result of a demand for a book of facts on the character and condition of the American Indians. George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Travelling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory. Contents: The Indians of America My Adventure With the First Indian I Ever Saw How the Indians Build Their Wigwams Indian Warfare — Scalps and Scalping Medicine Men — "Drawing Fire From the Sun" How the Indians Paint Themselves — The Prairies Catching Wild Horses — A Buffalo Hunt An Adventure With Bears The Mandan Indians — The Chief's Tale The Sioux Indians — A Challenge! Pipe-stone Quarry — "The Thunder's Nest" — "Stone Man Medicine" A Ride to the Camanchees — A False Alarm A Solitary Bide on "Charley" Across the Prairies A Journey Down the Orinoco — The "Handsome Dance" En Route for the Amazon — The "Medicine Gun" Rio Trombutas — Adventures With a Tiger and a Rattlesnake Still en Route for the Amazon — An Adventure With Peccaries On the Amazon The Indians of the Amazon — Poisoned Arrows Red Indians in London Red Indians in Paris