book chapter

Societies of the Crow, Hidatsa and Mandan Indians: Military societies of the Crow Indians to current.

The Trustees11 (3) • Published In 1913 • Pages: 143-217

By: Lowie, Robert Harry.

Abstract
This work provides detail on Crow societies. It is noted that Crow military societies provide for socializing and mutual support among members, and are unusual for lacking a military character. An absence of any religious or esoteric features is also noted. There is information about the origins, traditions, paraphernalia, dance styles, and other special characteristics of each club. Particular attention is given to the Hot Dance participated in by several clubs, and to the clowns' performance.
Subjects
General character of religion
Revelation and divination
Sacred objects and places
Magical and mental therapy
Mythology
Spirits and gods
Avoidance and taboo
Sorcery
Shamans and psychotherapists
Instigation of war
Theory of disease
Magicians and diviners
Magic
Life and death
culture
Crow
HRAF PubDate
2014
Region
North America
Sub Region
Plains and Plateau
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
Coverage Date
1832-1911
Coverage Place
northern Great Plains, United States
Notes
By Robert H. Lowie
Following the classification of information in 1: Lowie, all data pertaining to Crow clubs will be found in category 575 (Sodalities).
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
15003010
LCSH
Indians of North America--Social life and customs
Crow Indians