Ghost Dance Ethnohistory and Revitalization

ISBN-10: 1577664531

ISBN-13: 9781577664536

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Alice Beck Kehoe

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Ethnohistory
The ghost dance religion
Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek
Death or renewal?
New tidings
Black Elk speaks
Wounded Knee again
Resilience is the word
Social science perspectives
Prophet dances
Deprivation and the ghost dance
Revitalization
That night in the cabin
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