book chapter

The road of life and death: a ritual drama of the American Indian

Pantheon Books Inc.New York • Published In 1945 • Pages: 49-77

By: Radin, Paul.

Abstract
This selection, entitled 'II. Winnebago Civilization and the Medicine Rite,' has been abstracted from the author's work listed above, and attempts to show how three marked characteristics of Winnebago civilization--the conservatism of old cultural elements, the receptivity to new ideas, and the capacity for making new integrations--all interact with one another to create new cultural patterns in the Winnebago milieu. The illustration used to demonstrate these interacting processes is the evolution of the Medicine Rite. As background orientation to his study the author provides some limited data on social organization, religion, ritualism, and mythology.
Subjects
Culture summary
Organized ceremonial
Literature
Mythology
General character of religion
Spirits and gods
Historical reconstruction
culture
Winnebago/Ho-Chunk
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
North America
Sub Region
Eastern Woodlands
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1965; John Beierle; 20098
Coverage Date
1650-1913
Coverage Place
Wisconsin, United States
Notes
Paul Radin ; with a foreword by Mark Van Doren ...
LCCN
46000923
LCSH
Ho Chunk Indians