Oglala Religion / Edition 1

Oglala Religion / Edition 1

by William K. Powers
     
 


This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of… See more details below

Overview


This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of cultural expression, and the processes by which they are replicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803287068
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
11/28/1982
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author


William K. Powers is a professor of anthropology at Livingston College, Rutgers University. He is the author of many articles and books, including Yuwipi, available in a Bison Books edition.

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