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"First published in 1935, The Crow Indians offers an 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 Graybull, 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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829004090
  • Publisher: Irvington Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/29/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Irvington ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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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).
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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
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