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Traditions of the Arapaho (Sources of American Indian Oral Literature)

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Anthropologists George A. Dorsey and Alfred L. Kroeber joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians, long split into two bands. Dorsey had done fieldwork with the Southern Arapaho after they moved from Colorado to Oklahoma and would soon be known for his study of their Sun Dance. Kroeber had visited the Northern Arapaho, who were still living in Wyoming. Traditions of the Arapaho, first published in 1903, is the result of their collaboration.
 
This collection of tales bears witness to the religious feeling, imagination, and humor of the Arapaho. Beginning with creation myths, Dorsey and Kroeber offer stories about Found-in-Grass, Blood-Clot-Boy, Badger-Woman, Blue-Feather, White Dog, the Rolling Stone, Porcupine, and the Woman Who Climbed to the Sky. Entities marvelous and mundane—water monsters, speckled horses, dancing ducks, cannibalistic dwarves—populate these vibrant tales, where spirit permeates everything, and everything has meaning.

Synopsis:

Anthropologists George A. Dorsey (1868-1931) and Alfred L. Kroeber (1876-1960) joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians. This result of their collaboration was first published in 1903 and bears witness to the religious feeling, imagination, and humor of the Arapaho. Marvelous and mundane entities populate these vibrant tales, where spirit permeates everything, and everything has meaning. 496 pp.

About the Author

George A. Dorseys (1868-1931) works include The Pawnee Mythology (Nebraska 1997).
 
Alfred L. Kroeber (1876-1960) is the author of The Arapaho (Nebraska 1983) and other works.
 
Introducer Jeffrey D. Anderson is a professor of anthropology at Colby College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803266087
With:
Kroeber, Alfred L.
Introduction:
Anderson, Jeffrey D.
With:
Kroeber, Alfred L.
Author:
Dorsey, George A.
Author:
Kroeber, Alfred
Author:
Anderson, Jeffrey D.
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Arapaho Indians.
Subject:
Tales -- Great Plains.
Subject:
Arapaho mythology.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Arapaho Indians -- Folklore.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Sources of American Indian Oral Literature
Series Volume:
v. 18
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.56 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Anthropologists George A. Dorsey (1868-1931) and Alfred L. Kroeber (1876-1960) joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians. This result of their collaboration was first published in 1903 and bears witness to the religious feeling, imagination, and humor of the Arapaho. Marvelous and mundane entities populate these vibrant tales, where spirit permeates everything, and everything has meaning. 496 pp.
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