Being Dakota: Tales and Traditions of the Sisseton and Wahpeton

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Amos E. Oneroad moved in two worlds. Educated in traditional Dakota ways, he also earned a divinity degree from Columbia University and become a Presbyterian minister. In 1914 he began working with Alanson B. Skinner, a student of anthropology whom he met in New York City. Oneroad wrote these stories; Skinner planned to edit and publish the work. But Skinner's untimely death in 1925 thwarted their plans, and the manuscript languished ...

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Overview

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. 

Amos E. Oneroad moved in two worlds. Educated in traditional Dakota ways, he also earned a divinity degree from Columbia University and become a Presbyterian minister. In 1914 he began working with Alanson B. Skinner, a student of anthropology whom he met in New York City. Oneroad wrote these stories; Skinner planned to edit and publish the work. But Skinner's untimely death in 1925 thwarted their plans, and the manuscript languished for seventy-five years in a California library. Laura L. Anderson, who teaches anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, has edited this unusual document, which offers a fresh look at what it means to be Dakota.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873515306
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Amos E. Oneroad moved in two worlds. Educated in traditional Dakota ways, he also earned a divinity degree from Columbia University and become a Presbyterian minister. In 1914 he began working with Alanson B. Skinner, a student of anthropology whom he met in New York City. Oneroad wrote these stories; Skinner planned to edit and publish the work. But Skinner's untimely death in 1925 thwarted their plans, and the manuscript languished for seventy-five years in a California library. Laura L. Anderson, who teaches anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, has edited this unusual document, which offers a fresh look at what it means to be Dakota.

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Table of Contents

Preface 000 Introduction 000 The Sisseton-Wahpeton Community 000 Amos Enos Oneroad (Mahpiyasna) 000 Alanson Buck Skinner 000 The Manuscript 000 Sisseton and Wahpeton Traditions and Customs 000 Civil and Military Organization 000 Tribal Divisions 000 Officers, Government, Warriors, and War Customs 000 Social Life and Organizations 000 Societies and Ceremonies 000 Life of the Individual 000 Dakota Naming Customs 000 Puberty Fasting and Dreaming 000 Courtship, Marriage, Polygamy, and Divorce 000 Mortuary Customs and the Hereafter 000 Material Culture 000 Houses, costumes, etc. 000 Dress 000 Dwellings 000 Household utensils 000 Games 000 Sisseton and Wahpeton Tales and Folklore 000 Introduction 000 The Adventures of Iktomi 000 1. Iktomi and His Member 000 2. Iktomi and the Bathing Girls 000 3. Iktomi and the Mysterious Raccoon 000 4. Iktomi and the Gopher 000 5. Iktomi Is Caught in a Skull 000 6. Iktomi and the Elk 000 7. Iktomi and the Nighthawk 000 8. Iktomi and the Turkey Buzzard 000 9. Iktomi Has Revenge Upon the Buzzard 000 10. Iktomi and the Ducks 000 11. Iktomi and the Artichoke 000 12. Iktomi and the Roseberries 000 13. Iktomi and the Two Girls 000 14. Iktomi and the Raccoon Family 000 15. Iktomi and the Fox 000 16. Iktomi and the Hare 000 17. Iktomi Visits the Squirrel 000 18. Iktomi and the Beaver 000 19. Iktomi and the Buffalo 000 The Adventures of Masti@a, the Hare 000 1. Hare and His Grandmother 000 2. Hare and the Bear Hunt 000 3. Hare and the Early Riser 000 Other Stories 000 1. The Child of Love 000 2. The Mouse and the Buffalo 000 3. The Legend of Hoop Ravine 000 4. The Raccoon and the Crawfish 000 5. Turtle and His Warparty 000 6. The Woodpecker and the Crane 000 7. The Mysterious Man 000 8. The Man Who Was Changed to a Pickerel 000 9. The Mysterious Turtle 000 10. The Toad Who Stole a Boy 000 11. The Flying Man 000 12. Star Born 000 13. The Origin of the Medicine Dance 000 Tales 000 14. A Migration Tale 000 15. How the Heyoka Got His Medicine 000 16. A Boy Joker 000 17. Contest Between Thunder-bird and Monster 000 18. A Witch Story 000 19. A Berdache Story 000 20. A War Story 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000

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