The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1988 - History - 374 pages
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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too.

Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown -the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870.

In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears.

Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too.

There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.

  

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Contents

Tokala MeetingDance and Election of Officers
2
The Structure of the Nation
3
Morals Modes and Manners
32
Big Soldier
55
Ethnocentrism
61
The Scheme of War
76
Steps in the Making of a War Bonnet
81
Red Shirt
101
Riding Equipment Snowshoes
205
Hunting Equipment
207
Production
209
A Pipe Bag
219
Tipi Tipi Doors
235
Designs for Painted Robes Womans Beaded
241
Part FiveSelfSacrifice
243
The Universe and the Controllers
245

Part ThreeFamiliarity and Respect
105
The Family
107
The Sexes
121
Rider in Battle Cedar Block Big Twisted Flute
127
Sioux Games
139
Fun
143
Red Cloud
165
Nomadism
171
Little Days Camp Wigwam Cover and Shingles
179
The Predators
188
The Vision Quest
266
The Way to Status
296
The Individual and the Sioux Way
310
Epilogue
339
Appendix AIron Shells Winter Count
346
Appendix BFamilial Terms and Their Use
352
Bibliography
354
Index
361
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About the author (1988)

Royal B. Hassrickreceived his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and did advanced study at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. He authored a number of books on Indians and Indian art.