Post by Californian on Jul 21, 2019 19:46:02 GMT -5
The Cheyenne Indians by George Bird Grinnell, Yale University Press, New Haven CT 1923, 2 volumes, 788 p. (both volumes combined)
The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1923, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second volume, Grinnell would consider its warmaking and warrior societies, healing practices and responses to European diseases, religious beliefs and rituals, and legends and prophecies surrounding the culture hero Sweet Medicine. Included are appendixes on early Cheyenne village sites, the formation of the Quilling Society, and notes on Cheyenne songs. Todate the only authoritative work on the Cheyenne people in existence.