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The Story of Civilization: Man's Own Show
by George Amos Dorsey
Halycon House (1931)
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The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony of the Offerings Lodge Volume Fieldiana, Anthropology, V. 4 - Primary Source Edition
by George Amos Dorsey
Nabu Press (2014)
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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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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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The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I)
by Dorsey George Amos 1868-1931
HardPress Publishing (2013)
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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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The Cheyenne Volume 2
by George Amos Dorsey
HardPress Publishing (2012)
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The Ponca sun dance
by George Amos Dorsey 1868-1931
Library of Congress (1905)
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This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format. Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship.



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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The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony of the Offerings Lodge
by George Amos Dorsey
Ulan Press (2012)
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