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Traditions of the Arikara (Classic Reprint)
by George Amos Dorsey
Forgotten Books (2012)
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The Arikara traditions in this volume were collected during the year 1903, with funds provided by the Carnegie I nstitution. The work was part of a systematic and extended study of the mythology and ceremonies of the various tribes of the Caddoan stock. All of the tales here presented were secured through James R. Murie, of theS kidi band of Pawnee. The slight differences in language between the Arikara andS kidi were soon overcome by Mr. Murie, who, when a boy at school, had learned to speak Arikara fluently. The Arikara belong to the Caddoan linguistic stock, and were formerly closely allied with theS kidi band of Pawnee, from which tribe they separated about 1832. After that time they made their home at various points along theM issouri River until, in 1854, they were placed on what is known as Fort Berthold Reservation inN orth Dakota, along with theM andan and Minitaree orG rosventres, the latter two tribes (being of Siouan stock. With theM andan the Arikara had been closely associated even before their removal to the Fort Berthold Reservation. Their dwellings and general mode of life had much in common with theS kidi. Like theS kidi, they constructed the earthlodge, and their social organization and religious ceremonies in general were also similar to those of theS kidi. Inasmuch as the author has prepared a somewhat extended discussion of theS kidi in his introduction to the Traditions of theS kidi Pawnee, it will not be necessary here to do more than to refer to that volume.1 The Arikara to-day number about 380, as against 435 in 1890, and 725 in 1880. Owing to the continued severe hostility of the Indian Department, but little evidence of their former method of life remains. It is said that the last earth-lodge in use fell into ruins in 1900. In possession of certain members of the tribe are some of the sacred bundles or altars; but the people have
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The Story of Civilization: Man's Own Show
by George Amos Dorsey
Halycon House (1931)
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Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee (Classic Reprint)
by George Amos Dorsey
Forgotten Books (2012)
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The following collection of traditions was begun in 1899, under a special grant made by the Field Columbian Museum, and was carried on until the end of 1902, from which time the work has been continued with funds provided by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The Trustees of both of the above-named institutions have kindly consented to the publication of the traditions in the present form. In addition to the material here presented I have about forty other tales from theS kidi, chiefly of the class called Coyote, which contain one or more songs, the music of which has been recorded by means of the phonograph; publication of these is deferred until another time. In all the work I have relied largely upon the assistance of James R. Murie, a well-educated Skidi half-breed, without whose services it is probable that the present collection would not have been made. Provision has been made for the collecting of the traditions of the other three bands of the Pawnee, as well as those of the closely related A rikara, and theW ichita and Caddo; this work is well advanced. George A, Dorsey.
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Traditions of the Arikara; collected, under the auspices of the Carnegie institution of Washington
by George Amos Dorsey
Nabu Press (2010)
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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 Cheyenne Volume 2
by George Amos Dorsey
HardPress Publishing (2012)
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Mishongnovi Ceremonies Of The Snake And Antelope Fraternities (1902)
by George Amos Dorsey, Henry R. Voth
Kessinger Publishing, LLC (2009)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. 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 the original work.

The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony of the Offerings Lodge
by George Amos Dorsey
Ulan Press (2012)
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This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

Man's own show: Civilization
by George Amos Dorsey
Blue Ribbon Books (1931)
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Why we behave like human beings (Blue ribbon books)
by George Amos Dorsey
Unknown Binding
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The mythology of the Wichita (Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication)
by George Amos Dorsey
Carnegie Institution of Washington (1904)
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