As agency physician on the Pine Ridge Reservation from 1896 to 1914, Dr. James R. Walker recorded a wealth of information on the traditional lifeways of the Oglala Sioux. Lakota Society presents the primary accounts of Walker's informants and his syntheses dealing with the organization of camps and bands, kinship systems, beliefs, ceremonies, hunting, warfare, and methods of measuring time.
Raymond J. DeMallie is a professor of anthropology and director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute at Indiana University. Other volumes of James R. Walker's Lakota documents also available as Bison Books are Lakota Belief and Ritual, edited by Raymond J. DeMallie and Elaine A. Jahner, and Lakota Myth, edited by Elaine A. Jahner.
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