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Sweet Medicine: Continuing Role of the Sacred Arrows, the Sun Dance, and the Sacred Buffalo Hat in Northern Cheyenne History

Powell, Peter J.

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ISBN 10: 0806130288 / ISBN 13: 9780806130286
Published by University of Oklahoma Press 1998-06-15, US, 1998
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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2 volumes. 935 pages in total. Numerous b&w photographs and a few color illustrations. Clean, unmarked set with only minor wear to wrappers. Record # 466020. Bookseller Inventory # 466020

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Title: Sweet Medicine: Continuing Role of the ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press 1998-06-15, US

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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Sweet Medicine is the most comprehensive record ever made of the ceremonies of the Northern Cheyennes. Volume One recounts tribal history against the background of the two great spiritual tragedies in Cheyenne life, the loss of the Sacred Arrows and the desecration of the Sacred Buffalo Hat. Volume Two records the contemporary Sacred Arrow and Sun Dance ceremonies in their entirety. Father Peter J. Powell, who has observed and participated in the rites many times, was given special permission by the Keepers of the Two Great Covenants, the Chiefs, the Headmen, and the Priests to record them in words and photographs.

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Father Peter J. Powell was founder and first director of St. Augustine's Center for American Indians, Chicago. He is also the author of the two-volume People of the Sacred Mountain. He is an Honorary Chief of the Northern Cheyenne People. Since 1972 he has been a Research Associate of The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

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