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Dance Lodges of the Omaha People: Building from Memory
     

Dance Lodges of the Omaha People: Building from Memory

by Mark Awakuni-Swetland
 

ISBN-10: 0803217579

ISBN-13: 9780803217577

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback

After the Omaha Nation was officially granted its reservation land in northeastern Nebraska in 1854, Omaha culture appeared to succumb to a Euro-American standard of living under the combined onslaught of federal Indian policies, governmental officials, and missionary zealots. At the same time, however, new circular wooden structures appeared on some Omaha

Overview

After the Omaha Nation was officially granted its reservation land in northeastern Nebraska in 1854, Omaha culture appeared to succumb to a Euro-American standard of living under the combined onslaught of federal Indian policies, governmental officials, and missionary zealots. At the same time, however, new circular wooden structures appeared on some Omaha homesteads. Blending into the architectural environment of the mainstream culture, these lodges provided the ritual space in which dances and ceremonies could be conducted at a time when such practices were coercively suppressed.
 
Drawing on the oral histories of forty Omaha elders collected in 1992, Dance Lodges of the Omaha People provides insights into how these lodges shaped Omaha cultural identity and illustrates the adaptive abilities of the modern Omaha tribe. The lodges replaced the diminished pre-reservation tribal institutions as maintainers of tribal cohesion and unity and at the same time provided an arena for selective acculturation of outside ideas and behaviors. A new afterword by the author highlights advances in research on these unique structures since 1992 and speculates on the connection between these lodges and the spread of the Omaha Hethushka dance across the Great Plains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803217577
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction   Roger Welsch     v
Dedication     ix
List of Tables and Figures     xiii
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xvii
Pronunciation Guide     xxi
To[superscript n]de gatho[superscript n]di idadeshte gaxe tamike: On This Ground They Are Going To Do [or create] Something, Before 1890     1
Paho[superscript n]gadiamo[superscript n] waxube uwachigaxe ai gatha: From the Beginning They Had Sacred Dancing, 1890-1930     23
Itha paho[superscript n] mo[superscript n]zhi[superscript n]: I Had Not Asked About It, 1930-1960     53
Itedi nikashi[superscript n]ga ukethi[superscript n] go[superscript n]tha: Now They Want to be Indians, Since 1960     75
Afterword     89
Roster of Sacred and Social Group Members     95
Oral Interview Transcripts: Tom C. Walker, June 18, 1992     103
Oral Interview Transcripts: Ramona Turner Greany, June 24, 1992     123
Oral Interview Transcripts: Gertrude "Emily" Parker, July 02, 1992     133
Oral Interview Transcripts: Joe and Irene Gilpin, July 07, 1992     143
Oral Interview Transcripts: Jacob "Zac" Drum, July 15, 1992     171
Bibliography     189
Contributors     195
Index     197

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