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Sacred language : the nature of supernatural discourse in Lakota /

by William K. Powers.

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Main Author: Powers, William K.
Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1986.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series ; v. 179.
Topics: Dakota language - Religious aspects. | Lakota dialect. | Sacred songs. | Dakota Indians - Religion. | Dakota (Indiens) - Religions. | Dakota (langue) - Aspect religieux. | Chants sacrés - Etats-Unis - Dakota du Sud. | Lakota (Idioma)
Genres: Sacred songs. | Sacred songs.
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Physical Description: xvi, 247 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index.
ISBN: 0806120096 (alk. paper)
9780806120096 (alk. paper)
Summary: "Anthropologists, linguists, ethnomusicologists, and other scholars of the American Indian will welcome this study of the Pine Ridge Lakota people and their religion. Of prime importance in this volume are the author's translations and exegeses of Lakota sacred song texts. Powers, one of the rare linguists who is fluent in the language he discusses, brings a high level of scholarship to both description and analysis. In readable fashion he traces the birth of sacred language to philosophical discourse among medicine men, converse between them and their followers, and prayers to the supernaturals"--Jacket.

More Details for: Sacred language : the nature of supernat