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SELECTED REFERENCES ON NATIVE AMERICAN RITUAL AND RELIGION

Aberle, David F. The Peyote Religion Among the Navaho. 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. Bahti, Tom and Mark Bahti. Southwestern Indian Ceremonials. 3rd rev. ed. KC Pubs., 1997. Barney, Garold D. Mormons, Indians and the Ghost Dance Religion of 1890. University Press of America, 1986. Beck, Peggy V., and Anna L. Walters. The Sacred: Ways of Knowledge, Sources of Life. Navajo College Press, 1977. (An excellent volume written by and from the perspectives of North American Indians. The book also provides suggestions for further reading and a list of films and their distributors.) Boas, Franz. Religion of the Kwakiutl Indians. 2 vols. Reprint ed. (Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology Ser.: No. 10, 1930.) AMS Press. Capps, Walter Holden, ed. Seeing With a Native Eye. (Contributions to the Study of Native American Religions.) Harper Collins Pubs., 1976. (The book discusses the nature and contributions of Native American religion.) Craven, Margaret. I Heard the Owl Call My Name. Reprint ed. Buccaneer Books, 1991. (Includes religion, culture change and values of Kwakiutl Indians.) Deloria, Vine, Jr. God is Red: A Native View of Religion. 2nd ed. Fulcrum Publishing, 1992. DeMallie, Raymond J., ed. The Sixth Generation: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt. University of Nebraska Press, 1984. DeMallie, Raymond J. and Douglas R. Parks, eds. Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition and Innovation. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. (Covers historic and contemporary beliefs of the Sioux in a series of essays) Dockstader, Frederick J. The Kachina and the White Man: The Influences of White Culture on the Hopi Kachina Cult, Enl. rev. ed. University of New Mexico Press, 1985.

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Edmunds, R. David. The Shawnee Prophet. University of Nebraska Press, 1985. (Details the life and teachings of this Native American holyman and political leader) Fenton, William Nelson. The Little Water Medicine Society of the Senecas. Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Feraca, Stephen E. Wakinyan: Lakota Religion in the Twentieth Century. University of Nebraska Press, 1998. (Includes information on the Sun Dance, Vision Quest, Yamipi Cult, clowns, the Horse Dance, peyotism and herbalism) Fikes, Jay C. Reuben Snake, Your Humble Serpent. Clearlight, 1995. (A Winnebago Peyote spiritual leader recounts his life to an anthropologist.) Fitzgerald, Michael Oren, comp. Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography. University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. Fletcher, Alice C. The Hako: Song, Pipe and Unity in a Pawnee Calumet Ceremony. University of Nebraska Press, 1996. (Originally published in the 22nd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1904.) Frisbie, Charlotte J. Kinaalda: A Study of Navaho Girls Puberty Ceremony. University of Utah Press, 1993. ________. Navajo Medicine Bundles or Jish: Acquisition, Transmission, and Disposition in the Past and Present. University of New Mexico Press, 1987. Frisbie, Charlotte J., ed. Southwestern Indian Ritual Drama. Waveland Press, 1989. Furst, Peter T. Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens. Rev. ed. Waveland Press, 1990. Gill, Sam D. Mother Earth: An American Story. University of Chicago Press, 1987 ________. Native American Religions: An Introduction. Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1982. ________. Sacred Words: A Study of Navajo Religion and Prayer. (Contributions to Intercultural and Comparative Studies, No. 4.) Greenwood Press., 1981. Grument, Robert Steven. Voices of the Delaware Big House Ceremony. Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Handelman, Don. "The Development of a Washo Shaman." Ethnology, Vol. 6, Oct., pp. 444464, 1967. (The life history of the last Washo shaman, Henry Rupert) Harrod, Howard L. Becoming and Remaining a People: Native American Religions on the Northern Plains. University of Arizona Press, 1995. ________. Renewing the World: Northern Plains Indian Religion and Morality. Repr. ed. University of Arizona Press, 1992. (A comparative study of Plains tribes. Reveals the emphasis of Plains Indian morality on the individual and on the group's responsibility for other persons, for the resources of the earth, and for all creatures)

Hirschfelder, Arlene and Molin, Paulette. Encyclopedia of Native American Religions. Facts on File, 1992. Hoebel, Edward Adamson. The Cheyennes: Indians of the Great Plains. 2nd ed. HB Collins, 1978. (This classic account of the Cheyenne of 18401960 covers Cheyenne religion and world view.) Howard, James Henri. Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion. University of Oklahoma Press, c. 1984. Hultkrantz, Ake. Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama: Health and Medicine in Native North American Religious Traditions. Crossroad, 1997. ________. Native Religions of North America. HarperCollins, 1988. ________. The Study of American Indian Religions. Christopher Vecsey, ed. (American Academy of Religion and Studies in Religion.) Scholars Press, 1983. Irwin, Lee. The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains. Foreword by Vine Deloria. (Civilization of American Indians Ser.: Vol. 213.) University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. Johnston, Basil. The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway. HarperCollins, 1996. ________. Ojibway Ceremonies. Repr. ed. University of Nebraska Press, 1990, 1982. Jorgensen, Joseph G. The Sun Dance Religion: Power for the Powerless. University of Chicago Press, 1972. Kaplan, Susan and Kristin Barsness, ed. Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People. University Museum Press, 1986. (Includes discussion of religious beliefs and practices) Kehoe, Alice B. The Ghost Dance Religion: Ethnohistory and Revitalization. HB Coll Pubs, 1989. LaBarre, Weston. The Peyote Cult. 5th ed. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. ________. The Ghost Dance: Origins of Religion. Reprint ed. Waveland Press, 1972. La Flesche, Francis. The Osage and the Invisible World: From the Works of Francis La Flesche. Introduced and edited by Garrick A. Bailey. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. Landes, Ruth. Prairie Potawatomi: Tradition and Ritual in the Twentieth Century. University of Wisconsin Press, 1970. Landes, Ruth. Ojibwa Religion and the Midewiwin. University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. (A good explanation of the mystic and ceremonial world of a Native American culture) Lassiter, Luke Eric, et al. The Jesus Road: Kiowas, Christianity and Indian Hymns. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

Lewis, David W. Jr., et al. Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Myskoke Religion. Univ. of New Mexico Press, 2002. Loftin, John D. Religion and Hopi Life in the Twentieth Century. (Religion in North America Ser.) Indiana Univ.Press, 1994. Lowie, Robert H. The Religion of the Crow Indians Reprint ed. (Originally published by the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XXV, pp. 307-436, 1922.) AMS Press. Lowie, Robert H. The Tobacco Society of the Crow Indians. Repr. ed. (Originally published by the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XXI, pp. 101-200, 1922.) AMS Press Lowie, Robert H. The Sun Dance of the Crow Indians. Repr. ed. AMS Press, 1977, 1915. Luckert, Karl W. American Tribal Religions. Five volume monograph series. University of Nebraska Press, 197779. (Series includes: Navajo Mountain & Rainbow Bridge Religion, 1977; LoveMagic and Butterfly People: The Slim Curly Version of the Ajilee and Mothway Myths, 1978; A Navajo Bringing Home Ceremony: the Clause Chee Sonny Version of Deerway Ajilee, 1978; Rainhouse & Ocean Speeches for the Papago Year, 1979; Waterway, 1979) McClintock, Walter. The Old North Trail; Or Life, Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians. University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Mails, Thomas E. The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The Culture, Arts, Crafts and Religion of the Plains Indians. Marlowe & Company, 2002. Mails, Thomas E. Sundancing at Rosebud and Pine Ridge. Country Oak Books, 1997. (Wellillustrated) ________. The Hopi Survival Kit: For Safe Passage from the Fourth to the Fifth Cycle into the Millenium. Stewart, Tabori Chang, 1996. Medicine Crow, Joseph. From the Heart of the Crow County: The Crow Indians' Own Story. Herman J. Viola, editor. The Library of the American Indian. Orion Books, 1992. ________. Memories of a White Crow Indian. Repr. ed. University of Nebraska, 1974. Merkur, Daniel. Becoming Half Hidden: Shamanism and Initiation Among the Inuit. Garland Press, 1992. ________. Power Which We Do Not Know: The Gods and Spirits of the Inuit. University of Idaho Press, 1991. Mooney, James. The Ghostdance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890. Rev. ed. (Originally published as the Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology. Smithsonian Institution, 1893.) University of Nebraska Press, 1991. Myerhoff, Barbara G. Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians. Cornell University Press, 1976.

Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books, 1979. (A religious classic about the life story of an Oglala Sioux holy man) Osterreich, Shelley Anne, comp. The American Indian Ghost Dance, 1870 and 1890: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1991. Oswalt, Wendell H. and Neely, Sharlotte. This Land Was Theirs: A Study of North American Indians. 5th ed. Mountain. Mayfield Publishing, 1995. (Text on Native American history, customs and beliefs) Painter, Muriel Thayer. With Good HeartYaqui Beliefs and Ceremonies in Pascua, Village. Edward H. Spier and Wilma Kaemlein, eds. University of Arizona Press, 1986. (A study of ceremonial life including descriptions of costumes and paraphernalia, dance steps and choreography, and relational positions of participants and buildings) Parezo, Nancy. Navajo Sandpainting, From Religious Act to Commercial Art. University of New Mexico Press, 1991. (An excellent commentary on the change in cultural values. Includes lists and illustrations of sandpaintings and their associated healing ceremonies) Parsons, Elsie Clews. Pueblo Indian Religion. 2 Vols. University of Nebraska Press, 1996, 1939. Powell, Peter J. Sweet Medicine: The Continuing Role of the Sacred Arrows, the Sun Dance, and the Sacred Buffalo Hat in Northern Cheyenne History. University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Powers, William. Sacred Language: The Nature of Supernatural Discourse in Lakota. (Civilization of American Indian Ser.: vol. 179.) University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. (A study of the Pine Ridge Lakota and their religion. Includes translations of sacred song texts) ________. Yuwipi: Vision and Experience in Oglala Ritual. Repr. ed. University of Nebraska Press, 1982. ________. Oglala Religion. University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books, 1977. (A study of Sioux culture and beliefs) Reichard, Gladys A. Navaho Religion: A Study of Symbolism. Princeton University Press, 1990. (The classic work on this topic.) Ruby, Robert H. John Slocum and the Indian Shaker Church. Foreword by Richard A. Gould. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996. Ruby, Robert H. and John A. Brown Dreamer-Prophets of the Columbia Plateau: Smohalla and Skolaskin. Foreword by Herman J. Viola. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. Schlesier, Karl H. Wolves of Heaven. Cheyenne Shamanism, Ceremonies and Prehistoric Origins. University of Oklahoma Press, 1993. (Discusses many religious beliefs and features including sweat lodges, medicine wheels and creation ceremonies) Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle. Blood and Voice: Navajo Women Ceremonial Practitioners. University of Arizona Press, 2003.

Spindler, George and Louis Spindler. Dreamers Without Power: The Menomini Indians. Waveland Press, 1984. Standing Bear, Luther. Stories of the Sioux. University of Nevada Press, 1988. Steinmetz, Paul B. Pipe, Bible, and Peyote Among the Oglala Lakota: A Study in Religious Identity. Rev. ed. University of Tennessee Press, 1990. Stewart, Omer C. Peyote Religion. (Civilization of American Indian Ser.: vol. 181.) University of Oklahoma Press, 1993. Sturtevant, William C., gen. ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Smithsonian Institution. (An encyclopedia summarizing knowledge about all Native peoples north of Mesoamerica, including human biology, prehistory, ethnology, linguistics, and history. The followiing volumes are now available: Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations, 1989; Volume 5: Arctic, 1984; Volume 6: Subarctic, 1981; Volume 7: Northwest Coast, 1990; Volume 8: California, 1978; Volume 9: Southwest (Puebloan peoples and Southwest prehistory and history), 1980; Volume 10: Southwest (non-Puebloan peoples), 1983; Volume 11: Great Basin, 1986; Volume 12: Plateau 1998; Volume 15: Northeast, 1979; and Volume 17: Languages 1996; Volume 13, parts 1 & 2: Plains; Volume 14: Southeast. Swanton, John, et al. Creek Religion and Medicine. University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Tedlock, Dennis. Teachings from the American Earth: Indian Religion and Philosophy. Liveright, 1992. Tooker, Elisabeth, ed. Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands: Sacred Myths, Dreams, Visions, Speeches, Healing Formulas, Rituals, and Ceremonials. Preface by William C. Sturtevant. Paulist Press, 1979. Turner, Edith. The Hands Feel It: Healing and Spirit Presence Among the Northern Alaskan People. Northern Illinois University Press, 1996. Underhill, Ruth. Red Man's Religion: Beliefs and Practices of the Indians North of Mexico. University of Chicago Press, 1972. United States, Congress State Committee on Indian Affairs. Native American Sacred Places: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, on the Protection of Native American Sacred Places as They are Affected by Department of Denfense Undertakings. U. S. Government Printing Office, 2002. Vecsey, Christopher. Religion in Native North America. University of Idaho Press, 1990. Vecsey, Christopher. Traditional Ojibway Religion and Its Historical Changes. Repr. ed. (American Philosophical Society Memoir Ser., No. 152.) Books on Demand. Vecsey, Christopher, ed. Handbook of American Indian Religious Freedom. Crossroad, 1991. Walker, Deward E., ed. Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples. University of Idaho Press, 1990.

Walker, Deward E. Conflict and Schism in Nez Perce Acculturation: A Study of Religion and Politics. Repr. ed. Books on Demand. Weltfish, Gene. The Lost Universe: Pawnee Life and Culture. University of Nebraska Press, 1977. Wright, Barton. Clowns of the Hopi: Tradition Keepers and Delight Makers. Illustrations by Barton Wright; photographs by Jerry Jacka. Northland Pub., 1994. Wyman, Leland. The Mountainway of the Navajo. Books on Demand, 1975. ________. Blessingway. University of Arizona Press, 1970. (Information on the ceremonies, sandpaintings, and traditions of the Navajo)

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