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The Resource Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak

Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak

Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century
Title
Ghost dances and identity
Title remainder
prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Gregory E. Smoak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 American Indian culture, but as Gregory Smoak argues, it was not the desperate fantasy of a dying people but a powerful expression of a racialized "Indianness." While the Ghost Dance did appeal to supernatural forces to restore power to native peoples, on another level it became a vehicle for the expression of meaningful social identities that crossed ethnic, tribal, and historical boundaries. Looking closely at the Ghost Dances of 1870 and 1890, Smoak constructs a far-reaching, new argument about the formation of ethnic and racial identity among American Indians. He examines the origins of Shoshone and Bannock ethnicity, follows these peoples through a period of declining autonomy vis-a-vis the United States government, and finally puts their experience and the Ghost Dances within the larger context of identity formation and emerging nationalism which marked United States history in the nineteenth century
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smoak, Gregory E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghost dance
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Bannock Indians
  • Bannock Indians
  • Bannock Indians
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Ghost dance
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Bannock
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Shoshone
  • Zeremonie
  • USA
  • USA
  • Shoshone
  • Bannock
Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm62208648
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520246584
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsx8xh
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62208648
Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm62208648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520246584
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsx8xh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62208648

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