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Author Name:    FOORTUNE, R. F. Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology, Vol. 14

Title:   Omaha Secret Societies

Publisher:    Columbia University Press, New York, 1932, 

Seller ID:   107168

FOORTUNE, R. F. Omaha Secret Societies. New York : Columbia University Press, 1932. Pp (4),[v]-vi,[1]193,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed brown. Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology, Volume XIV. Contents : I. Introduction. II. General Sketch of Omaha Society. III. The Sacred amongst the Omaha. 1. Doctoring Societies. 2. FundamentalConcepts of the Sacred. 3. The Search for a Supernatural Patron. 4. Clean andUnclean: Protection and Exposure. 5. Religious Types and Use of the Solitary Revelation. IV. The Secret Societies. 1. The Buffalo Society. 2. The Ghost Society. 3. The Grizzly Bear and Rattlesnake Society. 4. The Water Monster Sooletv and the Midewiwin. 5. The Water Monster Society and the Midewiwin (cont.). 6. Initiation in the Water Monster Society. 7. Midewiwin Initiation. 8. Rituals of the Cognate Societies. V. Further Individual Accounts of Religious Experience. VI. Further Societies. 1. The Thunder Bird Society. 2. The Nlght Blessed Social or Patlato.h Society with some consideration of Chieftainship and Potlatch. 3. The Modern Peyote Cult in its Omaha Setting. VIII. Religious Practices. 1. Unusual Ways of Initiation. 2. Feeding the Medicine Bundle. 3. Taboos Observed in Tipi or Lodge of a Medicine BundleOwner. 4. General Outline of Doctor's Formal Procedure in Treating a Patie nt. 5. Love Magic. 6. Gambling Magic. 7. Priests, Doctors and Chiefs. 8. Details of Membership in the Secret Societies. 9. Remarks on Society Dances and on Widow Kiling. 10. Soapweed and Plants. 11. Tattooers of the Night Blessed Society. VIII. Tales and Legends Bearing on the Religion. Waterstaining to spine, bottom edge and fore-edge of cloth, waterstaining and wrinklingto bottm qusrter of text pages, else good. As is. 50.00


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