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Indian dances of North America : their importance to Indian life  Cover Image Book Book

Indian dances of North America : their importance to Indian life

Laubin, Reginald. (Author). Laubin, Gladys. (Added Author).

Summary: Indian dances of the early days revealed the very soul of the people. Every event of life, every act of the day was strung on a sort of invisible chain of prayer -- expressed visibly through the paint on his face, his songs and dances, which combined them all.

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  • ISBN: 0806121726 (pbk) :
  • ISBN: 9780806121727 (pbk)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxviii, 538 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), photographs ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Norman ; London : University of Oklahoma Press, 1977

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General Note:
INCLUDES BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES AND INDEX.
Formatted Contents Note: The first explorers -- The colonial period -- The late 1700's and early 1800's -- The best observers -- The ghost dance -- Concepts of Indian dancing -- Music and instruments -- Masks and paint -- Dances of the life cycle -- The war dance -- Victory and scalp dances -- The green corn dances -- Calumet and eagle dances : in the east -- Calumet and eagle dances : in the west -- The sun dance : the Teton Sioux -- The sun dance : other tribes -- Society dances : the warrior society -- Society dances : dream cults, other societies -- Bird and animal dances -- Dances of the Pacific Coast -- Dances of the Southwest -- The grass, or Omaha, dance -- Other dances today -- Concert dancing.
Subject: North American Indian folk dances
Indian dance North America

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lummi Library E 98 .D2 L38 1977 243184 Stacks Available -

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