The ghost dance ethnohistory and revitalization

"In this ethnohistorical case study of North American Indians, the Ghost Dance religion is the backbone for Alice Kehoe's exploration of significant aspects of American Indian life and her quest to learn why some theories become popular. In Part 1, she combines knowledge gained from her fi...

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Main Author: Kehoe, Alice Beck
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Long Grove, Ill. Waveland Press, Inc. 2006, c2006
Edition:2nd ed
Series:Anthropology online
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Collection: Anthropology Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"In this ethnohistorical case study of North American Indians, the Ghost Dance religion is the backbone for Alice Kehoe's exploration of significant aspects of American Indian life and her quest to learn why some theories become popular. In Part 1, she combines knowledge gained from her first and experiences living among and speaking with Indian elders with a careful analysis of historical accounts, providing a succinct yet insightful look at people, events, and institutions from the 1800s to the present. She clarifies unique and complex relationships among Indian peoples and dispels many of the false pretenses promoted by United States agencies over two centuries. In Part 2, Kehoe surveys some of the theories used to analyze the events described in Part 1, allowing readers to see how theories develop, to think critically about various perspectives, and to draw their own conclusions."--ORIGINAL BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 186 p.)