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The Lakota ritual of the sweat lodge : history and contemporary practice

Author: Raymond A Bucko
Publisher: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press : In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute Indiana University Bloomington, 1999.
Series: Studies in the anthropology of North American indians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The ritual held within, the "sweat," consists of songs, prayers, and other actions conducted in a tightly enclosed, extremely hot and stifling environment. Participants who "sweat" together experience moral purification and even physical healing. This study is the first in-depth look at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond A Bucko
ISBN: 0803212720 9780803212725 0803261659 9780803261655
OCLC Number: 716966842
Notes: Includes index.
Description: VII, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Entering the lodge --
Ethnohistorical accounts of the sweat lodge --
The contemporary Lakota sweat lodge --
Continuity and change in the sweat lodge --
Language and the sweat --
Stories of power and weakness --
Personal accounts of the sweat experience --
Harmony and alliance versus discord and separation --
Leaving the lodge.
Series Title: Studies in the anthropology of North American indians.
Responsibility: Raymond A. Bucko.

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For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The sweat lodge has changed little in appearance since its first  Read more...

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"With an extended description of such an experience, Raymond A. Bucko begins his comprehensive study of the sweat-lodge rituals practised by the Lakota people on the big Pine Ridge reservation of Read more...

 
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