Notes on the Buffalo-Head Dance of the Thunder Gens of the Fox Indians (Classic Reprint)

Notes on the Buffalo-Head Dance of the Thunder Gens of the Fox Indians (Classic Reprint)
Notes on the Buffalo-Head Dance of the Thunder Gens of the Fox Indians (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Notes on the Buffalo-Head Dance of the Thunder Gens of the Fox IndiansIn the Fortieth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, pages 502 and 503, I first called attention to the sacred pack belonging to Pyatwaya'A, and presented evidence to show that the ceremony belonging to this pack followed the general pattern of Fox gens festivals. (See also Bull. 85, Bur. Amer. Ethn., pp. 56, 102, and the literature cited.) With the accumulation of new material (including some as yet unpublished) it is also clear that the ceremony is not closer to the ceremony of "Those Who Worship the Little Spotted Buffalo" than to several other Fox gens festivals.The two accounts given with Indian text supplement but also slightly contradict each other. Where they disagree I presume the first account is more trustworthy, for the author of the second version (Sam Peters) has not taken a prominent part in native Fox ceremonies for several years. The author of the first account (whose name is withheld in accordance with agreement so that he may not suffer socially) is very active in Fox religious ceremonies and has proved a good informant.Pepya'me'ckwi'A was given the sacred pack by her father, as he had no sons; for he desired to keep the sacred pack in the family. When Pepya'me'ckwi'A was given it her boy was so small that he knew nothing. Her daughter Pyatwaya'A (hypocoristic for Pyatwayaga''kwA "Sounds her wings as she comes) was accordingly given it, as she was older. The sacred pack was formerly kept at the dwelling of Tetepa'cA, husband of Pepya'me'ckwi'A. Pyatwaya'A was a female, but this did not prevent her from being the custodian of the most important sacred pack of the Thunder gens of the Fox Indians. Pyatwaya'A belonged to the Thunder gens because from the native Fox point of view being named under a special circumstance she would belong to the gens of her (known) grandfather; not because her mother was a member of the Thunder gens, as I presume Mr. Hartland would fondly imagine. It may be added that the sacred pack has recently (before 1924) been transferred to Tta ki ta ko si (Chuck).About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.