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The ghost dance [electronic resource] : ethnohistory and revitalization / Alice Beck Kehoe.

Author/Creator:
Kehoe, Alice Beck, 1934-
Other Title:
The ghost dance : ethnohistory & revitalization
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, Inc., c2006.
Series:
Anthropology online
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 186 p.)
Subjects:
Ghost dance.
Indian dance -- Great Plains.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Religion.
Nativistic movements -- Great Plains.
Language:
This edition in English.
Summary:
"In this ethnohistorical case study of North American Indians, the Ghost Dance religion is the backbone for Alice Kehoe's exploration of significant aspects of American Indian life and her quest to learn why some theories become popular. In Part 1, she combines knowledge gained from her first and experiences living among and speaking with Indian elders with a careful analysis of historical accounts, providing a succinct yet insightful look at people, events, and institutions from the 1800s to the present. She clarifies unique and complex relationships among Indian peoples and dispels many of the false pretenses promoted by United States agencies over two centuries. In Part 2, Kehoe surveys some of the theories used to analyze the events described in Part 1, allowing readers to see how theories develop, to think critically about various perspectives, and to draw their own conclusions."--ORIGINAL BOOK JACKET.
Contents:
Pt. 1: Ethnohistory
The ghost dance religion
Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek
Death or renewal?
New tidings
Black Elk speaks
Wounded Knee again
Resilience is the word
Pt. 2: Social science perspectives
Prophet dances
Deprivation and the ghost dance
Revitalization
That night in the cabin.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-178) and index.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Anthropology online). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Alexander Street Press.
OCLC:
608033866
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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