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The Canadian Sioux are descendants of Santees, Yanktonais, and Tetons from the United States who sought refuge in Canada during the 1860s and 1870s. Living today on eight reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, they are the least studied of all the Sioux groups. This book, originally published in 1984 by James H. Howard, helps fill that gap in the literature and remains relevant even in the twenty-first century.

 

Based on Howard’s fieldwork in the 1970s and supplemented by written sources, The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition descriptively reconstructs their traditional culture, many aspects of which are still practiced or remembered by Canadian Sioux although long forgotten by their relatives in the United States. Rich in detail, it presents an abundance of information on topics such as tribal divisions, documented history and traditional history, warfare, economy, social life, philosophy and religion, and ceremonialism. Nearly half the book is devoted to Canadian Sioux religion and describes such ceremonies as the Vision Quest, the Medicine Feast, the Medicine Dance, the Sun Dance, warrior society dances, and the Ghost Dance.

 

This second edition includes previously unpublished images, many of them photographed by Howard, and some of his original drawings.

 

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Foreword to the Bison Books Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxiii-xxviii
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  1. 1. Traditional Sioux Culture
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. Tribal Divisions
  2. pp. 12-20
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  1. 3. The Sioux in Canada
  2. pp. 21-29
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  1. 4. Traditional History
  2. pp. 30-44
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  1. 5. Warfare
  2. pp. 45-51
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  1. 6. Economy
  2. pp. 52-71
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  1. 7. Social Life
  2. pp. 72-93
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  1. 8. Philosophy and Religion
  2. pp. 94-114
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  1. 9. Ceremonialism, the Woodlands Heritage
  2. pp. 115-128
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  1. 10. Ceremonialism, the Plains Heritage
  2. pp. 129-170
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  1. 11. The Canadian Sioux Today
  2. pp. 171-178
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  1. Appendix: List of Informants
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-195
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 196-197
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803273788
Related ISBN
9780803271760
MARC Record
OCLC
882241758
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2014-07-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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