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Indians of the Great Plains

By Daniel J. Gelo

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 29, 2011

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Plains Societies and Cultures

 

Indians of the Great Plains, written by Daniel J. Gelo of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is a text that emphasizes that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities. 

 

Through a topical exploration, it provides a contemporary view of recent scholarship on the classic Horse Culture Period while also bringing readers up-to-date with historical and cultural developments of the 20th and 21st centuries.  In addition, it contains wide and balanced coverage of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations.


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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1: The Great Plains

            The Plains Landscape

            The Plains Culture Area

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 2: Plains Prehistory

             The Archaeological Record

                        The Paleoindians

                        Origins and Antiquity

                        The Archaic

                        The Late Prehistoric

            The Historic Period

                        The Historic Tribes and their Origins

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 3: Bison, Horse, and Hoe

             The Bison

            Extermination of the Buffalo

            Other Game Animals

            The Horse

            Indian Horsemanship

            The Horse as an Influence on Culture

            Wild and Domestic Plants

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 4: Tribal Organization

             Tribes, Bands, and Clans

                        The Notion of Tribe

                        Bands

                        Descent Groups: Lineages and Clans

                        Phratries and Moieties

                        Native Naming

            Associations

                        Men’s Associations

                        Women’s Associations

                        Religious Societies

            Leadership

                        Chiefs

                        Councils

            Crime, Law, and Dispute Settlement

            Examples of Organization: The Crows and Comanches

                        The Crows

                        The Comanches

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 5: Family and Social Life

             Kinship

                        Kin Terms

                        Kin Term Systems

            Family

            The Life Cycle

                        Birth, Infancy, and Childhood

                        Puberty

                        Courtship and Marriage

                        Absconding and Divorce

                        Adulthood

                        Old Age

                        Death and Burial

            Gender and Sexuality

                        Stereotypes

                        Gender Roles and Relations

                        Sexuality

                        Berdaches

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 6: Material Culture and Decorative Arts

             Dwellings

                        The Tipi

                        The Earth Lodge

                        The Grass Lodge

                        The Wigwam

                        Other Structures

            Tools and Weapons

                        Garden Tools

                        Basketry and Pottery

                        Cradles

                        Boats and Rafts

                        War and Hunting Gear

            Clothing

            Personal Adornment

                        Metalwork

            Decorative Arts

                        Quillwork and Beadwork

                        Carving in Wood and Stone

            Painting and Drawing

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 7: Music and Dance

             Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 8: Oral Traditions

             Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 9: Religious Fundamentals

             Power

            Spiritual Beings

                        Thunder

                        Water Monsters

                        Giants and Dwarves

                        Ghosts

                        Animal Spirits

                        Transcendent Spirits

                        Cosmovision

                        The Great Spirit

            Sacred Symbols

            The Vision Quest

            Medicine Men and Women

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 10: Group Rituals

             The Massaum

            The Okipa

            Medicine Bundle Renewals

            The Skidi Pawnee Morning Star Ceremony

            Sacred Arrow and Pipe Ceremonies

            The Sun Dance

            The Study of Sun Dance Diffusion

            Sun Dance Survival and Revival

            The Ghost Dance

            The Ghost Dance and the Origins of Religion

            Yuwipi

            Peyotism

                        Origins of Plains Peyotism

                        The Peyote Ritual

                        Peyote Symbolism

                        Peyote Politics and Law

                        The Native American Church

                        The Peyote Trade

            Indian Christianity

            Dual Religious Participation

            Religion and Native Identity

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 11: External Relations

             Warfare

                        Scouting and Trailing

                        Signals and Signs

                        The Face of Indian Battle

                        Coup and Scalping

                        Cannibalism

                        Captives

            Trade and Diplomacy

                        The Calumet Ceremony

                        Trade Languages

                        Sign Language

                        Indian Diplomats

                        Intertribal Marriage

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 12: Life through the Twentieth Century

             Conquest of the Plains

                        War in the South

                        War in the North

            Early Reservation Life

                        Allotment

                        Boarding Schools

            Period of Reform

                        Indian Reorganization Act

            Period of Termination

            Period of Self-Determination

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 13: Contemporary Plains Indian Life

             Life in Indian Country

                        Landscape

                        Work and Play

                        Social Relations

                        The Economic Picture

            Contemporary Issues

                        Tribal Sovereignty

                        Gaming

                        Health

                        Land Claims and Natural Resources

                        Religious Freedom

                        Sacred Sites

                        Graves Protection and Repatriation

                        Mascots

                        Media Imagery and Cultural Florescence

                        Identity

            Sources

            Chapter Summary

 

Bibliography

 

Index

 

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ISBN-10: 0-13-177389-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-177389-9

Format: Alternate Binding

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