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the Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory And Revitalization



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Waveland Pr Inc

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Foreword xi
Preface xv
Part One: Ethnohistory 1(112)
1 The Ghost Dance Religion
2 Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek
3 Death or Renewal?
4 New Tidings
5 Black Elk Speaks
6 Wounded Knee Again
7 Resilience Is the Word
Part Two: Social Science Perspectives 113(42)
8 Prophet Dances
9 Deprivation and the Ghost Dance
10 Revitalization
11 That Night in the Cabin
Postscript 155(4)
Sources 159(6)
Recommended Reading 165(2)
Bibliography 167(12)
Index 179

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