The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Ways of Life, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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U of Nebraska Press, 1972 - History - 406 pages
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The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second volume, Grinnell would consider its warmaking and warrior societies, healing practices and responses to European diseases, religious beliefs and rituals, and legends and prophecies surrounding the culture hero Sweet Medicine.

  

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EARLY CHEYENNE HISTORY DIVISIONS NAMES GENESIS MIGRATION
1
OLDTIME WAYS
47
VILLAGE LIFE INCIDENTS OF A DAY
63
CERTAIN CAMP CUSTOMS
73
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
86
THE BOY AND THE GIRL
102
WOMAN AND HER PLACE STATUS OF WOMEN
127
WOMENS SOCIETIES
159
INDUSTRIES
170
SUBSISTENCE AND HUNTING VARIOUS EARLY FOODS
247
GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS
312
TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
336
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George Bird Grinnell was a zoologist by training and an anthropologist by inclination. He accompanied Custer's Black Hills expedition as a naturalist in 1874 and from that time until his death in 1938 was closely associated with the Cheyennes and other Plains tribes. Other books by Grinnell available in Bison Book editions are Blackfoot Lodge Tales, Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales, By Cheyenne Campfires, and The Punishment of the Stingy and Other Indian Stories.

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