Traditions of the Arapaho

Arapaho society , language , and culture , including storytelling traditions , overlaps considerably with that of the Gros Ventres . Up to the present , the Montana tribe has continued to maintain cultural and social ties with the other ...

Author: George Amos Dorsey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803266087

Category: Social Science

Page: 487

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First published in 1903 by The Field Columbian Museum, Chicago.

Traditions of the Arapaho

A collection of one-hundread and forty-six traditions (myths) of the Arapaho of the Southern and Northern Arapaho Indians collected by Dorsey and Kroeber.

Author: George Amos Dorsey



Category: Arapaho Indians

Page: 475

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A collection of one-hundread and forty-six traditions (myths) of the Arapaho of the Southern and Northern Arapaho Indians collected by Dorsey and Kroeber.

American Indian Religious Traditions A I

By 1900, some younger Northern Arapahos had learned about the ceremony from their southern relatives and soon began following the tradition (Fowler 1982, 124–125). The simplicity of the meeting and its performance out of public view at ...

Author: Suzanne J. Crawford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576075176

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 1271

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Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

Arapaho Historical Traditions

More formal storytelling sessions, such as occurred in the chiefs tipi or at home, for children, are essentially non¬existent in Arapaho, and extended, formal, traditional narratives are likewise rarely heard.

Author: Alonzo Moss, Sr.

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887559867

Category: Social Science


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Told by Paul Moss (1911-1995), a highly respected storyteller and ceremonial leader, these twelve texts introduce us to an immensely rich literature. As works of an oral tradition, they had until now remained beyond the reach of those who do not speak the Arapaho language. Here, for the first time, these outstanding examples of indigenous North American literature are printed in their original language (in the standard orthography used on the Wind River Reservation) but made accessible to a wider audience through English translation and comprehensive introductions, notes, commentaries and an Arapaho-English glossary.The Arapaho traditions chosen for this anthology tell of hunting, scouting, fighting, horse-stealing, capture and escape, friendly encounters between tribes, diplomacy and war, conflict with the U.S. and battles with its troops. They also include accounts of vision quests and religious rites, the fate of an Arapaho woman captured by Utes, and Arapaho uses of the "Medicine Wheel"in the Bighorn Mountains.

Spirits of Blood Spirits of Breath

Dorsey and Kroeber, Traditions of the Arapaho, identify “Informant J” as “two or three old women,” 4n1. For Nihanca's trickster, Michael P. Carroll, “The Trickster as Selfish Buffoon and Cultural Hero,” Ethos 12, no.

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190456477

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Before invasion, Turtle Island-or North America-was home to vibrant cultures that shared long-standing philosophical precepts. The most important and wide-spread of these was the view of reality as a collaborative binary known as the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath. This binary system was built on the belief that neither half of the cosmos can exist without its twin. Both halves are, therefore, necessary and good. Western anthropologists typically shorthand the Twinned Cosmos as "Sky and Earth" but this erroneously saddles it with Christian baggage and, worse, imposes a hierarchy that puts sky quite literally above earth. None of this Western ideology legitimately applies to traditional Indigenous American thought, which is about equal cooperation and the continual recreation of reality. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath examines traditional historical concepts of spirituality among North American Indians both at and, to the extent it can be determined, before contact. In doing so, Barbara Alice Mann rescues the authentically indigenous ideas from Western, and especially missionary, interpretations. In addition to early European source material, she uses Indian oral traditions, traced as much as possible to their earliest versions and sources, and Indian records, including pictographs, petroglyphs, bark books, and wampum. Moreover, Mann respects each Indigenous culture as a discrete unit, rather than generalizing them as is often done in Western anthropology. To this end, she collates material in accordance with actual historical, linguistic, and traditional linkages among the groups at hand, with traditions clearly identified by group and, where recorded, by speaker. In this way she provides specialists and non-specialists alike a window into the purportedly lost, and often caricatured, world of Indigenous American thought.

Arapaho Women s Quillwork

He locates the center of development of the Porcupine Redaction variation in the present state of Wyoming within the range roughly coinciding with the Plains peoples who attach sacredness to quillwork traditions. In the Arapaho case, ...

Author: Jeffrey D. Anderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188855

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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More than a hundred years ago, anthropologists and other researchers collected and studied hundreds of examples of quillwork once created by Arapaho women. Since that time, however, other types of Plains Indian art, such as beadwork and male art forms, have received greater attention. In Arapaho Women’s Quillwork, Jeffrey D. Anderson brings this distinctly female art form out of the darkness and into its rightful spotlight within the realms of both art history and anthropology. Beautifully illustrated with more than 50 color and black-and-white images, this book is the first comprehensive examination of quillwork within Arapaho ritualized traditions. Until the early twentieth century and the disruption of removal, porcupine quillwork was practiced by many indigenous cultures throughout North America. For Arapahos, quillwork played a central role in religious life within their most ancient and sacred traditions. Quillwork was manifest in all life transitions and appeared on paraphernalia for almost all Arapaho ceremonies. Its designs and the meanings they carried were present on many objects used in everyday life, such as cradles, robes, leanback covers, moccasins, pillows, and tipi ornaments, liners, and doors. Anderson demonstrates how, through the action of creating quillwork, Arapaho women became central participants in ritual life, often studied as the exclusive domain of men. He also shows how quillwork challenges predominant Western concepts of art and creativity: adhering to sacred patterns passed down through generations of women, it emphasized not individual creativity, but meticulous repetition and social connectivity—an approach foreign to many outside observers. Drawing on the foundational writings of early-nineteenth-century ethnographers, extensive fieldwork conducted with Northern Arapahos, and careful analysis of museum collections, Arapaho Women’s Quillwork masterfully shows the importance of this unique art form to Arapaho life and honors the devotion of the artists who maintained this tradition for so many generations.

The People and Culture of the Arapaho

Like most Native American tribes, they relied on the art of oral history to keep their culture and language going 9 9 AA CultureCulture BeginsBegins from one generation to the next. The Arapaho survived harsh.

Author: Kris Rickard

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502622548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The Arapaho is a tribe with ancient origins. Their ancestors populated North America and spread their influence throughout the continent. Eventually, their encounters with Europeans challenged their way of life and transformed their communities forever. This book discusses the tribe’s beginnings, its history, and its presence today, celebrating the men, women, and children who have made up the tribe throughout its existence.

Traditions of the Arapaho

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Alfred Louis Kroeber

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781294379553


Page: 494

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Traditions Of The Arapaho; Volume 81 Of Publication (Field Columbian Museum); Volume 5 Of Publication (Field Columbian Museum).: Anthropological Series; Field Columbian Museum. Publication 81. Anthropological Series Vol. V; Volume 5 Of Fieldiana: Anthropology; Traditions Of The Arapaho Alfred Louis Kroeber George Amos Dorsey, Alfred Louis Kroeber Arapaho Indians; Indians of North America

Peyote Religion

The latter , having a vested interest in the traditional religious forms , and deriving material gain from their treatment of ... In the monograph by Kroeber and Dorsey , entitled Traditions of the Arapaho ( 1903 ) , Kroeber does not ...

Author: Omer Call Stewart

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806124575

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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Describes the peyote plant, the birth of peyotism in western Oklahoma, its spread from Indian Territory to Mexico, the High Plains, and the Far West, its role among such tribes as the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware, and Navajo Indians, its conflicts with the law, and the history of the Native American Church.

Tell Me Grandmother

A study of the Arapaho tribe takes the form of the biographies of two Native American women, the author and her great-grandmother, describing the lives and struggles of each as, a century apart, they attempt to make their way in a changing ...

Author: Virginia J. Sutter



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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A study of the Arapaho tribe takes the form of the biographies of two Native American women, the author and her great-grandmother, describing the lives and struggles of each as, a century apart, they attempt to make their way in a changing world.