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Publisher Comments:

Many thousands of persons here and abroad have been introduced to authentic Indian dancing through the Laubinand#8217;s dance concerts, lectures, and seminars. Their admirers, as well as other dancers, anthropologists, historians, students of Indian culture, and Indians themselves, will welcome this informative and richly illustrated book.

It is based upon a lifetime of study and research, including years the authors spent living with the Indians on or near their reservations (they are adopted Sioux). The authors have been told by the old chiefs, and#147;You know exactly the real Indian ways.and#8221; These survivors of the Buffalo Days appreciated the Laubinsand#8217; interest and asked them to learn and preserve the rituals, since their own young people no longer knew all their traditions. This book is the result.

In addition to descriptions of the dances, the costumes, the body decorations, and the musical accompaniment, the Laubins give the cultural background of Indian dancing and a wealth of related detail. They enrich their text with many personal experiences and observations. They may have been the first non-Indians to appreciate fully the integral role of dancing in the traditional life patterns of the Indians, a role only recently recognize by scholars in the field.

Through their deep understanding of their adopted people the Laubins clear way through misinterpretation and prejudice to a new appreciation of the American Indian.

Book News Annotation:

A reprint of the highly-regarded original Oklahoma edition of 1977. An important work preserving dances that, too often, are being neglected.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Louis R. Bruce, a Sioux-Mohawk, is former United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Reginald and Gladys Laubin, his late wife, have devoted their personal and professional lives to the preservation and interpretation of American Indian dance and culture. They are recognized authorities on and performers of Indian dances and ceremonies. In 1972 for their contribution to dance they were presented the Capezio Dance Award, the first ethnic dancers to be honored with this highest award of the dance world. They were presented the Catlin Peace Pipe Award by Red Dawn, Sioux. They are the authors of The Indian Tipi: Its history, Construction, and Use and American Indian Archery, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806121727
Designed:
Bruce, Louis R.
Author:
Bruce, Louis R.
Designed by:
Bruce, Louis R.
Designed:
Bruce, Louis R.
Author:
Laubin, Reginald
Author:
Bruce, Louis R.
Author:
Laubin, Gladys
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Dances
Subject:
Indian dance
Subject:
Indian dance -- North America.
Subject:
Danses indiennes d'Amâerique
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian series ;
Series Volume:
v. 141
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
93 bandw illus., and 13 color illus.
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.32 in 2.28 lb

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