The Sun Dance and Other Ceremonies of the Oglala Division of the Teton Dakota (Anthropological Papers American Museum of Natural History Volume XVI)
Place Published: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: The Cosmos Press
Date Published: 
Book Id: 26256
51-270pp. Octavo [24 cm] Fair. The front cover is absent, and the publisher's information is absent. There is a large 6 inch closed tear in the rear wrap. There are multiple small losses from the edges of the rear wrap as well. There are long cracks and two 1 inch losses from the paper of the spine. There are numerous stab marks through the pages near the spine. There are several losses from the edges of the first page present. There are small light moisture stains, closed tears, and large open tears in the edges of many of the pages. The longest closed tears measure 2 inches, and the deepest and widest open tears measure 1 and 1/4 inches. The tears do not obscure the text. The pages are mildly browned.
From the introduction: "In this paper the author has tried to arrange the information he secured relative to the Sun Dance and other special ceremonies, as conducted according to the point of view of an Oglala Shaman, giving the reasons why and the manner in which the successive steps in the ceremonies should be performed, as well as expressing the concepts of the informants as the author understood them."