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Midwinter Rites of the Cayuga Long House

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During his last years ethnohistorian Frank G. Speck turned to the study of Iroquois ceremonialism. This 1950 book investigates the religious rites of the Cayuga tribe, one of six in the Iroquois confederation that occupied upstate New York until the American Revolution. In the 1930s and the 1940s Frank Speck observed the Midwinter Ceremony, the Cayuga thanksgiving for the blessings of life and health, performed in long houses on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario.
 
Collaborating with Alexander General (Deskáheh), the noted Cayuga chief, Speck describes vividly the rites and dances giving thanks to all spiritual entities. Of special interest are the medicine societies that not only prescribed herbs but used powerfully evocative masks in treating the underlying causes of sickness.
 
In a new introduction, William N. Fenton discusses Specks distinguished career.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-188) and index.

About the Author

William N. Fenton, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of anthropology, SUNY at Albany, is the author of The False Faces of the Iroquois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803292314
Introduction:
Fenton, William N.
Introduction:
Fenton, William N.
Introduction by:
Fenton, William N.
Introduction:
Fenton, William N.
Author:
Speck, Frank G.
Author:
Fenton, William N.
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Cayuga Indians -- Religion.
Subject:
Cayuga Indians.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Cayuga Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 216
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.72 lb

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