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Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization

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Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization, a study of an important horticultural Plains Indian tribe, synthesizes the rich material Alfred W. Bowers recorded in the early 1930s from the last generation of Hidatsas who lived in the historic village of Like-a-Fishhook. This documentary record of their nineteenth-century lifeways is now a classic in American ethnography. The book is distinguished for its presentation of extensive personal and ritual narratives that allow Hidatsa elders to articulate directly their conceptions of traditional culture. It combines archeological and ethnographic approaches to reconstruct a Hidatsa culture history that is shaped by a concern for cultural detail stemming from the American ethnographic tradition of Franz Boas. At the same time, its concern for the understanding of social structure reflects the influence of the British structural-functional approach of A. R. Radcliffe-Brown. The most comprehensive account ever published on the Hidatsas, it is of enduring value and interest.

Synopsis:

Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization, a study of an important horticultural Plains Indian tribe, synthesizes the rich material Alfred W. Bowers recorded in the early 1930s from the last generation of Hidatsas who lived in the historic village of Like-a-Fishhook.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 490-493) and index.

About the Author

In his introduction Douglas R. Parks, associate director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University, discusses the place of Bowers's work in the history of the Plains Indians. He is the author of Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians (1991), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803260986
Designed:
Parks, Douglas R.
Author:
Parks, Douglas R.
Author:
Bowers, Alfred W.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Hidatsa Indians.
Subject:
Hidatsa Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Hidatsa Indians -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
169
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.75 lb

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Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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