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For nearly ten years between 1907 and 1931, anthropologist Robert H. Lowie lived among the Crow Indians, listening to the old men and women tell of times gone forever. Lowie learned much about what had been, and still was, a society remarkable for its variability and cohesion, and for its resistance to the encroachments of white civilization.

Written with clarity and vigor, Lowie's study makes instantly accessible what had taken him years to discover. He sacrificed neither personal sensitivity nor narrative skill to scientific scruples, but brought his scientific work to life. Crow religion, ceremonies, taboos, kinship bonds, tribal organization, division of labor, codes of honor, and rites of courtship and wedlock receive their due.

The Crow Indians is a masterpiece of ethnography, foremost for Lowie's portrayal of the different personalities he encountered: Gray-bull and his marital troubles; the great visionary Medicine-crow; Yellow-brow, the gifted storyteller; and many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279094
Preface:
Lowie, Robert H.
Author:
Lowie, Robert H.
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Crow indians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Bison bk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
April 1983
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.00x5.27x.89 in. .92 lbs.

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