Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe

By: Hastings (In'aska), Dennis; Ridington PhD, Mr. Robin

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Robin Ridington and Dennis Hastings ingeniously adopt the conventions of Omaha oral narratives to tell the story and convey the significance of the Sacred Pole. Portions of classic anthropological texts (particularly Fletcher and La Flesche's "The Omaha Tribe"), Omaha narratives, and other historical and contemporary accounts are repeated--each time in a different, more enlightening context--in a circle of stories seamlessly woven around Umon'hon'ti. The result is an innovative account that effortlessly glides between past and present. This unique blend of Omaha poetics, ethnography, and ethnohistory is a significant contribution to our understanding of the religious life of Native Americans.

Title: Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe

Author Name: Hastings (In'aska), Dennis; Ridington PhD, Mr. Robin

Categories: Ethics,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803289812

ISBN Number 13: 9780803289819

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803289812Z2

Description: 0803289812 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE