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The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony Of The Offerings Lodge

George a. Dorsey

The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony Of The Offerings Lodge by George A. Dorsey is a comprehensive study of the Arapaho Native American tribe's Sun Dance ceremony. The book delves into the history, rituals, and beliefs surrounding this important ritual, which is a central component of Arapaho spiritual and cultural life. Dorsey, a renowned anthropologist and expert on Native American cultures, provides detailed descriptions of the various aspects of the Sun Dance, including the construction of the offerings lodge, the preparation of the dancers, and the performance of the dance itself. He also explores the symbolism and meaning behind the various elements of the ceremony, such as the use of eagle feathers, the piercing of the skin, and the role of the drum and other musical instruments.The book is based on Dorsey's extensive fieldwork among the Arapaho people, as well as his research into historical accounts of the ceremony. It includes numerous photographs and illustrations, as well as transcriptions of Arapaho songs and prayers. Overall, The Arapaho Sun Dance is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Native American culture, spirituality, and history. It provides a detailed and insightful look into one of the most important ceremonies of the Arapaho people, and sheds light on the rich and complex traditions of this fascinating culture.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 26th, 2006
  • Pages: 792
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25in - 7.50in - 1.57in - 2.94lb
  • EAN: 9781428612433
  • Categories: GeneralCustoms & TraditionsMetaphysics