The Crow Indians (Second Edition) / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$14.46
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$12.91
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.33
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 57%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $9.33   
  • New (4) from $15.19   
  • Used (3) from $9.33   

Overview

First published in 1935, The Crow Indians offers a concise and accessible introduction to the nineteenth-century world of the Crow Indians. Drawing on interviews with Crow elders in the early twentieth century, Robert H. Lowie showcases many facets of Crow life, including ceremonies, religious beliefs, a rich storytelling tradition, everyday life, the ties of kinship and the practice of war, and the relations between men and women. Lowie also tells of memorable individuals, including Gray-bull, the great visionary Medicine-crow, and Yellow-brow, the gifted storyteller.

The Crow nation today is vital and active, creatively blending the old and the new. The way of life recounted in these pages provides insight into both the historical foundation and the enduring, vibrant heart of the Crow people in the twenty-first century.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

The Atlantic Monthly

"[T]his is perhaps the most well-rounded contemporary. . . . account of traditional American Indian life on the Great Plains. . . . It's a worthy addition to its publisher's list, which contains the most important collection of books on western and American Indian history."—Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly

— Benjamin Schwarz

Wyoming Library Roundup
“One of the truly classic ethnographies in American anthropology. It is based on the extensive fieldwork that Lowie did beginning in 1907 and continuing through 1931. The study is clear, well-written, and broadly informative. . . . [The Crow Indians] is also an excellent presentation of the theoretical presumptions, methods, and world views of mid-century American anthropology.”—Wyoming Library Roundup
The Atlantic Monthly - Benjamin Schwarz
"[T]his is perhaps the most well-rounded contemporary. . . . account of traditional American Indian life on the Great Plains. . . . It's a worthy addition to its publisher's list, which contains the most important collection of books on western and American Indian history."—Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly
The Atlantic Monthly

"[T]his is perhaps the most well-rounded contemporary. . . . account of traditional American Indian life on the Great Plains. . . . It''s a worthy addition to its publisher''s list, which contains the most important collection of books on western and American Indian history."—Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly

Wyoming Library Roundup

“One of the truly classic ethnographies in American anthropology. It is based on the extensive fieldwork that Lowie did beginning in 1907 and continuing through 1931. The study is clear, well-written, and broadly informative. . . . [The Crow Indians] is also an excellent presentation of the theoretical presumptions, methods, and world views of mid-century American anthropology.”—Wyoming Library Roundup

Library Journal
Anthropologist Lowie interviewed numerous members of the Crow people from 1907 to 1931. That work was analyzed and condensed into this 1935 volume. His observations cover ceremonies, religious beliefs, kinship, war, and the many facets of everyday life. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803280274
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 453,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Lowie was one of the preeminent American anthropologists of the twentieth century. His books include Indians of the Plains, available in a Bison Books edition. Phenocia Bauerle is a member of the Crow Nation and the editor of The Way of the Warrior: Stories of the Crow People (Nebraska 2003).
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface to reissue, 1956
Preface to 1935 edition
Introduction
I Tribal organization 3
II Kinship and affinity 18
III From cradle to grave 33
IV The workaday world 72
V Literature 104
VI Selected tales 119
VII Old woman's grandchild 134
VIII Twined-tail 158
IX Club life 172
X War 215
XI Religion 237
XII Rites and festivals 256
XIII The bear song dance 264
XIV The sacred pipe dance 269
XV The tobacco society 274
XVI The sun dance 297
XVII World-view 327
App. I: Sources 335
App. II: Clan names 340
Glossary 343
Index 345
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)