War Dance: Plains Indian Musical Performance

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University of Arizona Press, 1990 - Social Science - 199 pages
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The Indian powwow, with its colourful war dance, is one of the most vital aspects of American Indian culture. The author has witnessed both the traditions and trends in Plains Indian music and dance over the past 30 years, and here he deals with their musical culture as a unit.

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Contents

The Future Study of American Indian Music
3
Plains Music
18
War Dance
29
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About the author (1990)

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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