More Details for: The Osage ceremonial dance I'n-Lon-Schka

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The Osage ceremonial dance I'n-Lon-Schka /

by Alice Anne Callahan.

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Main Author: Callahan, Alice Anne
Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series ; v. 201.
Topics: Osage dance. | Osage Indians - Rites and ceremonies. | Osage (Indiens) - Rites et cérémonies. | Danse osage.
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Main Author: Callahan, Alice Anne, 1926-
Physical Description: xviii, 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-162) and index.
ISBN: 0806122846 (alk. paper)
9780806122847 (alk. paper)
0806124865 (pbk.)
9780806124865 (pbk.)
Summary: In English, I'n-Lon-Schka means "playground of the eldest son." The dance, in which women are allowed only a peripheral role, celebrates traditional masculine values while helping to break down factionalism and feuding within the tribe. The participants, who now number in the hundreds, assemble each June in three Oklahoma communities-Pawhuska, Hominy, and Grayhorse-where the Dance Chairmen, the Drumkeeper (an eldest son of the tribe), and the dance organization have been preparing for the dance throughout the year. The I'n-Lon-Schka is religious in content and continues to establish conduct and ways of living for tribal members.
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More Details for: The Osage ceremonial dance I'n-Lon-Schka