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The Shoshoni-crow Sundance

Voget, Fred W.

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ISBN 10: 0806118865 / ISBN 13: 9780806118864
Published by Norman: Oklahoma, Norman
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: The Shoshoni-crow Sundance

Publisher: Norman: Oklahoma, Norman

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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About 1875 the Crows abandoned their own Sun Dance, but they continued to carry out other traditional rites despite opposition from missionaries and the federal government. In 1941, Crow Indians from Montana sought out leaders of the Sun Dance among the Wind River Shoshonis in Wyoming and under the direction of John Truhujo, made the ceremony a part of their lives. In The Shoshoni-Crow Sun Dance, Fred W. Voget draws on forty years of fieldwork to describe the people and circumstances leading to this singular event, the nature of the ceremony, the reconciliation’s with Christianity and peyotism, the role of the Sun Dance as a catalyst for the reassertion of Crow cultural identity, and the place the Sun Dance now holds in Crow life and culture. Voget’s description includes photographs and diagrams of the Sun Dance.



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Fred W. Voget was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and is the author of The Shoshoni-Crow Sundance, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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