Sacred Language: The Nature of Supernatural Discourse in Lakota

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 247 pages
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User Review  - Darth - Goodreads

Parts of this book are very scholarly, but I found Powers' writing very accessible. Language is of utmost importance in Lakota ceremony, which is often overlooked by more casual spiritual seekers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zinger - Goodreads

Sorting out the Superior Gods (Wakan Akanta), the Associate Gods (Wakan Kolaya), the Wakan Kuya (Subordinate Gods, and the Wakan Lapi (Inferior Gods) and all the words and characters was really ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

William K. Powers was adopted in boyhood by a Sioux chief and has spent thirty-five summers on the Pine Ridge, South Dakota, reservation. In an essay, he traces the origins of Yuwipi to Crazy Horse's spiritual mentor, the medicine man Horn Chips. Powers is the author of "Oglala Religion" (1977), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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