Indian Dances of North America: Their Importance in Indian by Louis R. Bruce, Reginald Laubin, Gladys Laubin PDF

By Louis R. Bruce, Reginald Laubin, Gladys Laubin

ISBN-10: 0585194521

ISBN-13: 9780585194523

ISBN-10: 0806121726

ISBN-13: 9780806121727

Many millions of folks right here and in a foreign country were brought to real Indian dancing throughout the Laubin’s dance concert events, lectures, and seminars. Their admirers, in addition to different dancers, anthropologists, historians, scholars of Indian tradition, and Indians themselves, will welcome this informative and richly illustrated book.It relies upon a life of learn and study, together with years the authors spent dwelling with the Indians on or close to their reservations (they are followed Sioux). The authors were instructed via the previous chiefs, “You understand precisely the actual Indian ways.” those survivors of the Buffalo Days favored the Laubins’ curiosity and requested them to profit and guard the rituals, considering the fact that their very own youngsters now not knew all their traditions. This ebook is the result.In addition to descriptions of the dances, the costumes, the physique undefined, and the musical accompaniment, the Laubins supply the cultural historical past of Indian dancing and a wealth of comparable element. They enhance their textual content with many own stories and observations. they could were the 1st non-Indians to understand totally the quintessential position of dancing within the conventional existence styles of the Indians, a task only in the near past realize via students within the field.Through their deep realizing in their followed humans the Laubins transparent method via misinterpretation and prejudice to a brand new appreciation of the yankee Indian.

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At the dance Chief One Bull seated me on his left, the place of honor, among all the old dignitaries of the tribe. Here I got my introduction to the chiefs' "straightup" dancing. Gladys was seated on the left of Scarlet Whirlwind with the women, on the opposite side of the circle. We must have acquitted ourselves well, for the next day One Bull sent word by Flying Cloud that he wanted to adopt us that night. " At the adoption One Bull first "counted coup," or told of his exploits in battle. Such "boasting," as some writers have called it, was formerly a requirement for participation in almost any dance or ceremony.

In fact, he wrote so glowingly about them that even to this day people think he exaggerated his statements in the Indians' favor. Parkman had very little good to say about them. Being a historian, he was saturated with historical accounts of savagery, treachery, and cruelty, written by people who made no effort to understand Indians but were rather interested in excusing the misdoings of their own countrymen. Parkman was looking for such characteristics, and when he did not find them, he imagined them.

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