Culture and Customs Of the Sioux Indians, 1st Edition

  • Gregory O. Gagnon
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  • ISBN-10: 031338455X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313384554
  • DDC: 978.004
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 182 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The Sioux are a Native American people who live in reservations and communities within Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as certain provinces in Canada. According to U.S. Census Report data, over 150,000 individuals identify themselves as Sioux more than any other tribe besides Cherokee, Navajo, Latin American Indian, and Chocktaw. CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF THE SIOUX INDIANS reveals the details of the Sioux' past, such as wars and conflicts, historical tools, technology, and traditional housing. It also provides a comprehensive examination of the Sioux in the modern world, covering topics such religion, education, social customs, gender roles, rites of passage, lifestyle, cuisine, arts, music, and much more. Readers will discover how the Sioux today merge traditional customs that have survived their tumultuous history with contemporary culture.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Introduction to Sioux History and Culture.
2: Early Sioux History.
3: Modern Sioux History.
4: Sioux Religion.
5: Government and Economy.
6: Traditional Sioux Society.
7: Sioux Customs.
8: The Sioux and Contemporary Issues.
Appendix: Facts and Figures.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.
Recent Titles in the Culture and Customs of Native Peoples in America Series.