The World of the Crow Indians: As Driftwood Lodges

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1993 - Social Science - 193 pages
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The author’s discussion of Crow tribal history and his vivid descriptions of current reservation life show how the Apsáalooke are adapting to a changing world. By examining pivotal social and religious institutions, including the clan-uncle and clan-aunt relationships, the acquisition and use of medicine, and the Sun Dance, the author show how reciprocity and interdependence weave together Apsáalooke society and help individuals determine their place in clan, society, and cosmos.

 

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Contents

Chapter
3
Entrance to Crow Indian Reservation frontispiece
4
Sun Dancer receiving a prayer from his clan uncle
10
Redeyes replica of the Sun Dance Lodge
18
Beaded and quilled pipe bag
24
Bureau of Indian Affairs Building at Crow Agency
33
Clan Uncle and Aunt Aassahke
40
Housing at Crow Fair
42
Bighorn medicine wheel
92
Sun Dance
98
Tom Yellowtail and Sun Dance sponsor
104
Eaglebone whistle
110
Dancers charging the center pole
120
Application of Xapdaliia
126
Sweat lodge
136
The Wagon Wheel
150

Giveaway taking place during Crow Fair
48
Medicine Xapdaliia
59
Little Bighorn River
62
Wolf Mountains
71
Fasting
77
The Meadowlark Baauuwatshiile
79
The Wagon Wheel
151
Susie Yellowtail telling a story
168
Concept of World View
177
Bibliography
185
Index
191
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