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Ceremonial Bundles of the Blackfoot Indians (Volume 7, PT. 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R460 Discovery Miles 4 600
Ceremonial Bundles of the Blackfoot Indians (Volume 7, PT. 2) (Paperback): Clark Wissler
Ceremonial Bundles of the Blackfoot Indians (Volume 7, PT. 2) (Paperback): Clark Wissler

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Ceremonial Bundles of the Blackfoot Indians (Volume 7, PT. 2) (Paperback)

Clark Wissler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... For the natoas we have another type of altar (Fig. 3oe). A hole thirty inches square is excavated to a depth of six inches. Around three sides is a raised border of sods about six inches wide and three high, upon which Fig 3o. Smudge Altars: a. the beaver bundle: 6 the smoking-otter: c the catcher's medicine-pipe, the ground is red, the size about one foot square; d the hair-lock suits, about two feet square: e the natoas, about thirty inches square and six inches deep: / the fourbuffalo-head yellow painted-tipi, one foot square. creeping juniper is laid. White earth is spread over the bottom of the square. On this the moon is marked out in yellow with a narrow black center. The two bands are in yellow and black representing sun dogs. At the ends of the sod border are two circular places for the fire, the one on the right represents the morningstar, that on the left the mistaken-morningstar. The form for the buffalo-painted tipis is shown in Fig. 35f. The grass is cleared from a place about one foot square and bordered on three sides by creeping juniper. A crescent in yellow and black represents the moon, while the morningstar and the mistaken-morningstar are similarly laid out near its horns. The two bands in '-ellow and black are sun dogs. The spot at the back represents the seat ot an iniskim, or buffalo rock. The fire is placed on the spot in front. Beside the tongs is a bag of smudge materials. The foregoing are but a few types in general use. We have seen some with black and red grounds, some with yellow, and a few with realistic figures. As a rule, the smudge place for a ceremony is prepared according to a definite ritual and the paint for the designs strewn on with the fingers, accompanied by the appropriate songs. So universal, however, is the ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Clark Wissler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65657-6
Barcode: 9781150656576
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-65657-3

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