Ceremonies of the Pawnee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041261459
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 497
Author: James R. Murie
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Ceremonies of the Pawnee in PDF and EPUB Of all the American Indian tribes of the Plains, the Pawnee and the closely related Arikara developed their religious philosophy and ceremonialism to its fullest; in fact, they may have developed it more highly than any other group north of Mexico. Ceremonies of the Pawnee is the first and only systematic, comprehensive description of that rich and complex religious life. Written under the direction of the anthropologist Clark Wissler between 1914 and 1920, it is the culmination of the ethnographic studies of James R. Murie, himself a Pawnee, who witnessed and participated in revivals of the ceremonialism just before it finally died out. Part I presents the annual ritualistic cycle of the Skiri band, giving detailed accounts of the major ceremonies and describing the role of priests, doctors, and bundles in Pawnee religion. Part II is devoted to three major doctors' ceremonies—the White Beaver Ceremony, the Bear Dance, and the Buffalo Dance—one of the three groups known collectively as the South Bands. The descriptions include, in both the original Pawnee and an English translation, several hundred songs as well as a number of ceremonial chants and speeches that are virtually unique in the literature on American Indian religion and provide invaluable material for linguistic study. Equally valuable is the collection of vision stories that underlie the songs. As a body they provide a new perspective on the vision and its cultural patterning, and allow for a deeper understanding of the cultural and psychological bases of Pawnee religion. Dr. Douglas R. Parks of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University has provided an overview of Pawnee social organization and religion, along with explanatory notes and a biography of Murie.


Ceremonies of the Pawnee

Filename: ceremonies-of-the-pawnee.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:221748256
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 497
Author: Douglas R. Parks
Publisher:

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Ceremonies of the Pawnee

Filename: ceremonies-of-the-pawnee.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:221748256
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 497
Author: Douglas R. Parks
Publisher:

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Ceremonies of the Pawnee

Filename: ceremonies-of-the-pawnee.pdf
ISBN: 0803281625
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 497
Author: James R. Murie
Publisher:

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The Pawnee Nation

Filename: the-pawnee-nation.pdf
ISBN: 0810849909
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 305
Author: Judith A. Boughter
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online The Pawnee Nation in PDF and EPUB The Pawnees have appeared in many historical documents, from early Spanish accounts and journals of American explorers and adventurers to fascinating accounts of daily life by Quaker agents and Presbyterian missionaries during the nineteenth century. In recent years, Pawnee activists have taken the lead in the repatriation struggle and have fought for respectful burials of their ancestors' remains. This is the first comprehensive bibliography of the Pawnees, examining a wide spectrum of books and journals on Pawnee history, culture, and ethnology. Chapters are devoted to topics such as: Pawnee archaeology and anthropology, Myths and legends, Social organization, Material culture, Music and dance, Religion, Education, Repatriation. Entries are thoroughly annotated and evaluated, making this up-to-date research tool essential for historians, ethnologists, and other Pawnee researchers.


Ceremonies of the Pawnee 2 The South Bands

Filename: ceremonies-of-the-pawnee-2-the-south-bands.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:489722441
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 4
Author: James R.. Muries
Publisher:

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The Thunder Ceremony of the Pawnee

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ISBN: UCD:31175031550034
Release Date: 1922
Number of pages: 19
Author: Ralph Linton
Publisher:

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Ceremonies of the Pawnee

Filename: ceremonies-of-the-pawnee.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89005170816
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 497
Author: Douglas R. Parks
Publisher:

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Holy Ground Healing Water

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ISBN: 9781603447928
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Number of pages: 288
Author: Donald J. Blakeslee
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Holy Ground Healing Water in PDF and EPUB Most people would not consider north central Kansas’ Waconda Lake to be extraordinary. The lake, completed in 1969 by the federal Bureau of Reclamation for flood control, irrigation, and water supply purposes, sits amid a region known—when it is thought of at all—for agriculture and, perhaps to a few, as the home of "The World’s Largest Ball of Twine" (in nearby Cawker City). Yet, to the native people living in this region in the centuries before Anglo incursion, this was a place of great spiritual power and mystic significance. Waconda Spring, now beneath the waters of the lake, was held as sacred, a place where connection with the spirit world was possible. Nearby, a giant snake symbol carved into the earth by native peoples—likely the ancestors of today’s Wichitas—signified a similar place of reverence and totemic power. All that began to change on July 6, 1870, when Charles DeRudio, an officer in the 7th U.S. Cavalry who had served with George Armstrong Custer, purchased a tract on the north bank of the Solomon River—a tract that included Waconda Spring. DeRudio had little regard for the sacred properties of his acreage; instead, he viewed the mineral spring as a way to make money. In Holy Ground, Healing Water: Cultural Landscapes at Waconda Springs, Kansas, anthropologist Donald J. Blakeslee traces the usage and attendant meanings of this area, beginning with prehistoric sites dating between AD 1000 and 1250 and continuing to the present day. Addressing all the sites at Waconda Lake, regardless of age or cultural affiliation, Blakeslee tells a dramatic story that looks back from the humdrum present through the romantic haze of the nineteenth century to an older landscape, one that is more wonderful by far than what the modern imagination can conceive.



The Pawnee Mythology

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ISBN: 0803266030
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 546
Author: George Amos Dorsey
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online The Pawnee Mythology in PDF and EPUB The Pawnee Mythology, originally published in 1906, preserves 148 tales of the Pawnee Indians, who farmed and hunted and lived in earth-covered lodges along the Platte River in Nebraska. The stories, collected from surviving members of four bands-Skidi, Pitahauirat, Kitkehahki, and Chaui-were generally told during intermissions of sacred ceremonies. Many were accompanied by music. George A. Dorsey recorded these Pawnee myths early in the twentieth century after the tribe's traumatic removal from their ancestral homeland to Oklahoma. He included stories of instruction concerning supernatural beings, the importance of revering such gifts as the buffalo and corn, and the results of violating nature. Hero tales, forming another group, usually centered on a poor boy who overcame all odds to benefit the tribe. Other tales invited good fortune, recognized wonderful beings like the witch women and spider women, and explained the origin of medicine powers. Coyote tales were meant to amuse while teaching ethics. George A. Dorsey (1868-1931) was a distinguished anthropologist and journalist who also wrote about the traditions of the Arapahos, Arikaras, and Osages. Douglas R. Parks is a professor of anthropology and associate director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University. He is the editor of James R. Murie's Ceremonies of the Pawnee (Nebraska 1989) and the editor and translator of Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians (Nebraska 1996).



The Pawnee Ghost Dance Hand Game

Filename: the-pawnee-ghost-dance-hand-game.pdf
ISBN: 0803279655
Release Date: 1933
Number of pages: 340
Author: Alexander Lesser
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online The Pawnee Ghost Dance Hand Game in PDF and EPUB The Ghost Dance religion that swept through the Plains Indian tribes in the early 1890s was embraced wholeheartedly by the Pawnees. It was a message of hope to a people devastated by the attacks of enemy tribes, the encroachment of white settlers, and the outbreak of epidemics. For the Pawnees, who were looking to the U.S. government and trying unsuccessfully to farm their land, the Ghost Dance movement promised salvation: a restoration of the Indian dead, the buffalo, and the old times. Alexander Lesser shows how the Ghost Dance brought about a partial revival of traditional Pawnee culture and its dances and songs. The ancient guessing hand game, remembered best by a tribe starved for the joy of play, became an important part of the Ghost Dance ritual. What had been a gambling game, a representation of warfare played by men, was transformed into a sacred game played by both sexes as an expression of faith or ?good fortune.? Lesser surveys the history of the Pawnee Indians and their relations with the federal government and describes in detail the Ghost Dance hand games that ?were the chief intellectual product of Pawnee culture? from the onset of the messianic movement to the original publication of this book in 1933. Citing such authorities as James Mooney and Stewart Culin, Lesser produced an enduring classic, now introduced by Alice Beck Kehoe, a professor of anthropology at Marquette University and the author of The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization.


Encyclop dia of Religion and Ethics Mundas Phrygians

Filename: encyclop-dia-of-religion-and-ethics-mundas-phrygians.pdf
ISBN: HARVARD:AH3I6N
Release Date: 1917
Number of pages: 400
Author: James Hastings
Publisher: Burns & Oates

Download and read online Encyclop dia of Religion and Ethics Mundas Phrygians in PDF and EPUB Scope: theology, philosophy, ethics of various religions and ethical systems and relevant portions of anthropology, mythology, folklore, biology, psychology, economics and sociology.