Oglala Religion (Religion and Spirituality)

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This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of cultural expression, and the processes by which they are replicated.

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"A fascinating study of Oglala religion . . . This is an important book and will be invaluable for anyone interested in the Sioux world view."―American Studies Source: American Studies

"A model for future studies, a window on an important tribe and style."―Christian Century Source: Christian Century

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William K. Powers is a professor of anthropology at Livingston College, Rutgers University. He is the author of many articles and books, including Yuwipi, available in a Bison Books edition.

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