The Seven Visions of Bull Lodge

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Fred P. Gone, George P. Horse Capture
U of Nebraska Press, 1992 - History - 125 pages
"The book is a record of the spiritual life of Bull Lodge (born ca. 1802, died 1886), religious leader, healer, and for a time, keeper of the Feathered Pipe, one of the two tribal objects of the Gros Ventres. . . . It makes absorbing reading. . . . The strength of the narrative is the rich detail of ritual description: fasting, sacrifices, vision experiences, the practices of healing. By describing ritual in the context of a man's life, the book gives a uniquely historical understanding of the dynamics of traditional religious life."-Raymond J. DeMallie, Western Historical Quarterly
 

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Strictly factual telling of the 7 fasts her father undertook as a young man, what he saw and what he was told; the healings he performed (e.g. how many times he did a specific motion, what color cloth ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by George Horse Capture
11
THE SEVEN VISIONS OF BULL LODGE
27
THE STORY OF THE FEATHERED PIPE
103
Garter Snake As Pipe Child
123
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About the author (1992)

George Horse Capture is field manager of Fort Belknap Ventures. Inc., a tribal enterprise to develop and market traditional Indian art. At present he is helping to establish a tribal museum.

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