The Cheyenne Indians, Volume 2: War, Ceremonies, And Religion by George Bird GrinnellThe Cheyenne Indians, Volume 2: War, Ceremonies, And Religion by George Bird Grinnell

The Cheyenne Indians, Volume 2: War, Ceremonies, And Religion

byGeorge Bird Grinnell

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The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. In Volume I he wrote about the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. Volume II looks at its warmaking and warrior societies, healing practices and responses to European diseases, religious beliefs and rituals, and legends and prophecies surrounding the culture hero Sweet Medicine. Included are appendixes on early Cheyenne village sites, the formation of the Quilling Society, and notes on Cheyenne songs.

George Bird Grinnell was a zoologist by training and an anthropologist by inclination. He accompanied Custer's Black Hills expedition as a naturalist in 1874 and from that time until his death in 1938 was closely associated with the Cheyennes and other Plains tribes. Other books by Grinnell available in Bison Book editions are Blackfoo...
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Title:The Cheyenne Indians, Volume 2: War, Ceremonies, And ReligionFormat:Other FormatDimensions:478 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 1.1 in

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ISBN - 10:0803257724

ISBN - 13:9780803257726

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"Drawing upon the thoughts and actions of individual Cheyennes, Grinnell manages to reconstruct a highly readable account of their culture."—Journal of the American Academy of Religion

- Journal of the American Academy of Religion