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Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism

Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism

by Clyde Holler
     
 
In this religious history of the spiritual life of the great Lakota leader Black Elk, Clyde Holler reconstructs the development of the Lakota Sun Dance--the central religious ritual of the Lakota tradition, which is essential to understanding Black Elk's thought. This comprehensive study of the dance, which was banned by the U.S. government in 1883, shows how Black

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In this religious history of the spiritual life of the great Lakota leader Black Elk, Clyde Holler reconstructs the development of the Lakota Sun Dance--the central religious ritual of the Lakota tradition, which is essential to understanding Black Elk's thought. This comprehensive study of the dance, which was banned by the U.S. government in 1883, shows how Black Elk adapted and reinterpreted it in terms commensurate with Christianity.

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Investigates Lakota religious traditions from a religious studies perspective, looking at Lakota religious leader Black Elk and the Sun Dance ritual and exploring the development of Black Elk's religious thought as he responded to changing economic and cultural circumstances. Draws on historical materials and accounts of early Sun Dances, and looks at the Sun Dance ban period and its revival. Includes a glossary. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815626763
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.00(d)

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