In Sun's Likeness and Power, 2-volume set (BOK)

James Mooney

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According to traditional Cheyenne belief, shields are living, spirit-filled beings, radiating supernatural power from the Supreme Being for protection and blessing. Shields stand at the nexus of several dimensions of Cheyenne culture, including spirituality, warfare, and artistic expression. From 1902 to 1906, fifty Cheyenne elders spoke with famed ethnologist James Mooney, sharing with him their interpretations of shield heraldry. Mooney's handwritten field notes of these conversations are the single best source of information on Plains Native shields available and are a source of inestimable value today for both the Cheyennes and for scholars. In 1955, with the blessing and permission of the Keepers of the Two Great Covenants and the Chiefs and Headmen of the Northern and Southern Cheyenne People, Father Peter J. Powell began a five-decade effort to help preserve the religion, culture, and history of the Cheyenne People for the generations ahead. His transcriptions and annotations of Mooney's notes on Cheyenne heraldry is the culmination of these efforts. This two-volume set features nearly 150 color illustrations as well as more than 50 black and white photographs. .

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James Mooney
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803238220
Antall sider 1320 Dimensjoner 21,5cm x 27,4cm x 7,1cm
Vekt 5972 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Peter J. Powell Emner og form Art of indigenous peoples