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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.
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Editorial Reviews

American Studies

"A fascinating study of Oglala religion . . . This is an important book and will be invaluable for anyone interested in the Sioux world view."—American Studies
Christian Century

"A model for future studies, a window on an important tribe and style."—Christian Century
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803287068
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1977
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 1,006,606
  • 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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