Dakota Cross-Bearer: The Life and World of a Native American Bishop

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U of Nebraska Press, Apr 1, 2004 - Social Science - 252 pages
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Dakota Cross-Bearer is the story of Harold S. Jones, a Dakota Indian born in 1909 and raised on the Santee Reservation in Nebraska, who rose through the ranks of the Episcopal Church to become the first Native bishop of a Christian church. Jones's biography sheds light on the importance of Christianity for the Dakotas and other Native peoples during the twentieth century. His story yields insights into the history of twentieth-century missionary activity among Native communities and illuminates instances of conflict and discrimination within the Episcopal Church, the processes of clerical training and testing, and the demands of constant relocation. Mary E. Cochran is the wife of an Episcopal bishop who worked on the Standing Rock Reservation and who later was named bishop of Alaska. She and her husband live in Tacoma, Washington. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., a Catholic priest, is the director of the Native American Studies Program and an associate professor of anthropology at Creighton University. He is the author of The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice (Nebraska 1998). Martin Brokenleg, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota, is a professor of Native American studies at Augustana College and an Episcopal priest. He is a coauthor of Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Childhood
3
Niobrara 1919
18
Tests 19201928
34
Depression and Determination 19291933
54
Decisions 1934
67
Days of Learning 19351937
77
Trials 19371938
95
Success 19471952
137
Challenge and Change 19521956
158
Across Cultures 19561968
176
Native Stranger 19681971
196
In the Light January 11 1972
212
Epilogue
223
Suggested Reading By Raymond A Bucko and Martin Brokenleg
225
Index
245

New Beginnings 19381939
107
Death and Growth 19391947
124

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Mary E. Cochran is the wife of an Episcopal bishop who worked on the Standing Rock Reservation and who later was named bishop of Alaska. She and her husband live in Tacoma, Washington.

Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., a Catholic priest, is the director of the Native American Studies Program and an associate professor of anthropology at Creighton University. He is the author of The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice (Nebraska 1998).

Martin Brokenleg, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota, is a professor of Native American studies at Augustana College and an Episcopal priest. He is a coauthor of Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future.

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