9780803298606

Lakota Myth

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    9780803298606

  • ISBN10:

    0803298609

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Summary

Read an excerpt "A primary source of research and serious study. . . . Ethnology at its best."American Indian Culture and Research Journal. "One of the major publications of American Indian myth."Reviews in Anthropology. "[Elaine Jahner] is sensitive to the analysis of texts, sensitive to meanings hidden between the cracks of texts and correspondences, and sensitive and generous to the scholarsSioux and non-Indian alikewho preceded her in collecting and analyzing the myths and cultural detail of the Teton Dakota Sioux."Pacific Historical Review. "An immensely interesting and provocative addition to the literature of the Plains Indians."North Dakota History. James R. Walker was a physician to the Pine Ridge Sioux from 1896 to 1914. His accounts of this time, taken from his personal papers, reveal much about Lakota life and culture. This third volume of previously unpublished material from the Walker collection presents his work on Lakota myth and legend. This edition includes classic examples of Lakota oral literature, narratives that were known only to a few Oglala holy men, and Walker's own literary cycle based on all he had learned about Lakota myth.Lakota Mythis an indispensable source for students of comparative literature, religion, and mythology, as well as those interested in Lakota culture. Elaine A. Jahner (19422003) was a professor of English and Native American studies at Dartmouth College and the author ofSpaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West(Nebraska 2004). Raymond J. DeMallie is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University and the editor ofThe Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt(Nebraska 1984).

Author Biography

Elaine A. Jahner (1942–2003) was a professor of English and Native American studies at Dartmouth College and the author of Spaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West (Nebraska 2004). Raymond J. DeMallie is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University and the editor of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk’s Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (Nebraska 1984).

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
Introduction 1(40)
George Sword
41(60)
When the People Laughed at the Moon
52(6)
Tate: A Myth of the Lakotas as It Is Told in Their Winter Camps
58(31)
Stone Boy
89(12)
Left Heron
101(34)
The Buffalo Woman
109(9)
The Wizard and His Wife
118(12)
The Mysterious Lake
130(5)
Bad Wound
135(20)
The Stone Boy
140(15)
Little Wound and No Flesh
155(8)
The Feast by Tate
157(3)
Note on the Feast Given by Old Tate
160(3)
Thomas Tyon
163(16)
Iktomi
166(8)
Lame Rabbit
174(5)
Miscellaneous Narratives
179
Wooing Whope
183(4)
Wooing Wohpe
187(1)
When Iyo Was Burned by the People
188

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