Crow : NQ10.
This collection of 25 documents is concerned with the Siouan-speaking Crow peoples of southern Montana and northern Wyoming of the United States of America. Time focus of the documents spans from the 1730s when Crow acquired the horse to the early 2000s. During this time, the Crow had undergone chan...
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Human Relations Area Files,
|Series:||EHRAF World Cultures. North America.
|Summary:||This collection of 25 documents is concerned with the Siouan-speaking Crow peoples of southern Montana and northern Wyoming of the United States of America. Time focus of the documents spans from the 1730s when Crow acquired the horse to the early 2000s. During this time, the Crow had undergone changes from nomadic, equestrian buffalo hunters to settled agriculturalists with their own tribal government. The basic source in the collection is by anthropologist Robert H. Lowie (1935) who worked among the Crow at various periods between 1907 and 1931. Drawing on information from interviews with elderly informants, this book provides detailed description of Crow society and culture both historically and contemporaneously. The information in this source is complemented by Lowie's other works that focus on specific themes including material culture, the sun dance, military societies, religion and ceremonials, art, and acculturation and life history of individuals. The collection also includes documents by three non-anthropologists who recorded their own intimate knowledge of Crow culture and society as observed at different times. The trader Edwin Denig, who lived on the Upper Missouri between 1833 and 1856, wrote detailed observations on the Crow way of life during that period. William Wildschut, a businessman who lived among the Crow in the early twentieth century, described Crow beadwork and medicine bundles. Crow chief Max Big Man gave an eye witness account of a Crow beaver dance and adoption ceremony conducted in 1926. The remaining documents in the collection fill in information on various aspects of Crow culture and society including a sketch of early history (Morgan), tribal politics and relations with the Federal Government (Hoxie), culture contact and acculturation (Voget 1948, 1980, 1987), magic and divination rites (McAllester; Voget 1995), survival of cultural ethos (Väyrynen), storytelling (Frey). Two documents in the collection are good secondary sources that provide a general over-view of the traditional culture (Murdock; Voget 2001).|
|Item Description:||This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2014 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file.|
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