Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century /

This innovative cultural history examines wide-ranging issues of religion, politics, and identity through an analysis of the American Indian Ghost Dance movement and its significance for two little-studied tribes: the Shoshones and Bannocks. The Ghost Dance has become a metaphor for the death of Ame...

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Main Author: Smoak, Gregory E., 1962- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • "Snakes" and "diggers" : the origins of new ethnic identities
  • Shamans, prophets, and missionaries : new religion in the nineteenth century
  • Treaty making and consolidation : the politics of ethnogenesis
  • "Twotrails" : resistance, accommodation, and the 1870 ghost dance
  • Culture wars, Indianness, and the 1890 ghost dance
  • Ghost dances and American Indian identity.