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The Social Life of the Blackfoot Indians

The Social Life of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547172185

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Social Life of the Blackfoot Indians" by Clark Wissler. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Mission Among the Blackfeet

Mission Among the Blackfeet

Author: Howard L. Harrod

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131535

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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As the once vital world of the Blackfoot Indians crumbled in the face of advancing white civilization, shrinking buffalo herds, and the ravages of smallpox, yet another blow was struck at its social and religious foundations with the arrival of the Christian missionaries, both Protestant and Catholic. In this book the author recounts the history of the missions and their impact on the Blackfeet, from their founding in the 1840's to the present day. He has drawn upon much previously unpublished material to recapture the tribe's proud and tragic moments, the sometimes equally tragic fate of the missionaries, and the effects of shifting governmental and denominational policies upon both groups.

The Plains Cree

The Plains Cree

Author: David Goodman Mandelbaum

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 0889770131

Category: History

Page: 428

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Based on the author's thesis. Part I was previously published in 1940 by the American Museum of Natural History. This revised edition includes two additional comparative sections.

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803297629

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver-Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, and a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians. Narratives about Raven, Grasshopper, and Whirlwind-Boy account for conditions in humanity and nature. Many of the stories in the concluding group-like "The Lost Children" and "The Ghost-Woman"-were tales told to Blackfoot children. Clark Wissler notes that these narratives were collected very early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, Bloods, and Northern Blackfoot in Canada. Most were translated by D. C. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Wissler. Wissler (1870-1947) was curator at the American Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Among his major works are North American Indians of the Plains and Man and Culture. Introducing this Bison Book edition is Alice B. Kehoe, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Marquette University and the author of North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account.

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Author: Clark Wissler

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260466

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians, originally published in 1908 by the American Museum of Natural History, introduces such figures as Old Man, Scar-Face, Blood-Clot, and the Seven Brothers. Included are tales with ritualistic origins emphasizing the prototypical Beaver-Medicine and the roles played by Elk-Woman and Otter-Woman, as well as a presentation of Star Myths, which reveal the astronomical knowledge of the Blackfoot Indians. Narratives about Raven, Grasshopper, and Whirlwind-Boy account for conditions in humanity and nature. Many of the stories in the concluding group, such as ?The Lost Children? and ?The Ghost-Woman,? were tales told to Blackfoot children. ø These narratives were collected early in the twentieth century from the Piegans in Montana and from the North Piegans, the Bloods, and the Northern Blackfoot in Canada. Most were translated by D. C. Duvall and revised for Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler. Darrell Kipp provides an introduction to the new Bison Books edition.

American Indian life

American Indian life

Author: Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749470396

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

View: 858

The old ethnology, like every science in its beginnings, was speculative. The new ethnology is inductive. Fifty or sixty years ago the attempt was first made to read the riddle of human origins and substantiate the answer by facts. One student after another-Spencer, Tylor, Morgan, and others-thought out a formula that seemed a reasonable explanation of how some activity of human civilization-institutional, religious, or inventive-began, developed, and reached its present condition; and then ransacked the accounts of travelers, missionaries, and residents among primitive tribes for each bit of evidence favorable to his theory. Thus the origin of marriage was plausibly traced back to the matriarchate and ultimate promiscuity, of society to totemic clans, of the historic religions to a belief in souls and ghosts, of pottery to clay-lined basketry. Twenty-five years ago this theory fabrication was in full swing; and in many non-scientific quarters it still enjoys vogue and prestige. It is plain that the method of these evolutionary explanations was deductive. One started with an intuition, a rationalization, a guess, then looked for corroborative facts. Inevitably, all contrary facts tended to be ignored or explained away. What was more, the evidence being adduced solely with reference to whether it fitted or failed to fit into the theory under examination, it was torn from its natural relations of time, space, and association.

Alberta Formed - Alberta Transformed

Alberta Formed - Alberta Transformed

Author: Alberta 2005 Centennial History Society

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 1552381943

Category: History

Page: 382

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Alberta Formed Alberta Transformed is a two-volume set spanning a remarkable 12,000 years of history and showcasing the work of 34 of Alberta's most respected scholars. Volume 1 sets the stage from human beginnings in Alberta to the eve of Alberta's inauguration as a province in 1905, while Volume 2 takes readers through the twentieth century and up to the 2005 centennial.

Invisible Reality

Invisible Reality

Author: Rosalyn R. LaPier

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Rosalyn R. LaPier demonstrates that Blackfeet history is incomplete without an understanding of the Blackfeet people's relationship and mode of interaction with the "invisible reality" of the supernatural world. Religious beliefs provided the Blackfeet with continuity through privations and changing times. The stories they passed to new generations and outsiders reveal the fundamental philosophy of Blackfeet existence namely, the belief that they could alter, change, or control nature to suit their needs and that they were able to do so with the assistance of supernatural allies. The Blackfeet did not believe they had to adapt to nature. They made nature adapt. Their relationship with the supernatural provided the Blackfeet with stability and made predictable the seeming unpredictability of the natural world in which they lived. In Invisible Reality Rosalyn LaPier presents an unconventional, creative, and innovative history that blends extensive archival research, vignettes of family stories, and traditional knowledge learned from elders along with personal reflections on her own journey learning Blackfeet stories. The result is a nuanced look at the history of the Blackfeet and their relationship with the natural world.

Blackfoot War Art

Blackfoot War Art

Author: L. James Dempsey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806155890

Category: Art

Page: 517

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When the Blackfoot Indians were confined to reservations in the late nineteenth century, their pictographic representations of warfare kept alive the rituals associated with war, which were essential facets of Blackfoot culture. Their war ethic served as a unifying force among the four tribes of the Blackfoot nation—Siksika, Blood, and North and South Piegan. In this visually stunning survey, L. James Dempsey, a member of the Blood tribe, plumbs the breadth and depth of warrior representational art. He has mined archival resources and museum collections and interviewed many tribal members to provide a uniquely Native perspective on the importance of warrior art in Blackfoot history and culture. Filled with 160 images of startling beauty and power, Blackfoot War Art tells how pictographs served as a record of both tribal and personal accomplishment. This singular historical record of all available information on Blackfoot warrior pictography depicts painted robes; war tepee covers, liners, and doors; and painted panels. Dempsey provides descriptions and a great deal of other information about the pieces included here. His survey focuses especially on recent paintings that scholars have overlooked. In revealing changing trends in the representation of war, Dempsey skillfully weaves together pictures, people, and histories to convey a fascinating view of this warrior art from a Blood perspective.