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Blessing for a Long Time The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe

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ISBN-10: 0803289812

ISBN-13: 9780803289819

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dennis Hastings (In'aska), Robin Ridington

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Robin Ridington and Dennis Hastings ingeniously adopt the conventions of Omaha oral narratives to tell the story and convey the significance of the Sacred Pole. Portions of classic anthropological texts (particularly Fletcher and La Flesche’sThe Omaha Tribe), Omaha narratives, and other historical and contemporary accounts are repeated—each time in a different, more enlightening context—in a circle of stories seamlessly woven around Umon’hon’ti. The result is an innovative account that effortlessly glides between past and present. This unique blend of Omaha poetics, ethnography, and ethnohistory is a significant contribution to our understanding of the religious life of Native Americans.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

A Blessing
Acknowledgments: All My Relations
Introduction a Circle of Stories
They Come Back to See Us
An Invisible and Continuous Life
A Tree That Stands Burning
The Beauty of an Indian Camp
A Fragment of Anything to Its Entirety
Whatever His Thoughts, Make Them Possible
All My Relations