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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fenton, William N.
The Iroquois Eagle Dance an offshoot of the Calument
Published By: Original publisher
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1953. vi, 324
p., plates ill.
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William N. Fenton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is a reworking of Fenton's doctoral
dissertation at Yale. This work describes and analyzes the variations of the Eagle Dance at
different Iroquois communities. These data are marshalled in such a way as to show their
bearing on the ethnological problem of individual variation in behavior. Sections of the
monograph discuss the Seneca Eagle Dance at Allegany and Tonawanda Reservations, the
Onondaga Condor Dance, and the Eagle Dance and Six Nations Reserve, Grand River, Ontario.
The Iroquois Eagle Dance is then discussed as a cultural phenomenon, including data on
origin legends, scrifices, dream experiences, ritual equipment, organization, and pattern.
The monograph concludes with a long section on the documentary history of the Eagle Dance
including a survey of the literature and a distribution and comparative study.
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Component part(s), monograph
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Pages 223-306, containing an analysis of the Eagle
Dance and songs by Gertrude Kurath are not included
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Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1961
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