Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism / Edition 1

Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism / Edition 1

by Clyde Holler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815603649

ISBN-13: 9780815603641

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815603641
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.82(d)

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