Native America: A Primary Record: Series 4: James R. Walker Collection on the Oglala Sioux
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As agency physician on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota, from 1896 to 1914, Dr. Walker recorded a wealth of information on the traditional life ways of the Oglala Sioux. The collection includes the primary accounts of Walker’s informants and his syntheses dealing with the organization of camps and bands, kinship systems, beliefs, ceremonies, hunting, warfare, and methods of measuring time. This collection consists of print material, correspondence and memoranda, illustrated drawings, and news clippings.