By George A. Dorsey
First released in 1904, George A. Dorsey’s Mythology of the Wichita is a wealthy number of American Indian folklore. WIth assistance from a Wichita interpreter, Dorsey collected sixty stories from the Wichitas residing in Oklahoma and organized them based on the 1st interval, the construction; the second one interval, transformation; and the 3rd interval, the present.For the Wichitas, tale-telling was once of significant tutorial price for the younger. The stories taught that braverly and greatness depended upon person attempt, irrespective of how low or suggest could have been the individual’s beginning, and even as, that there could descend upon the kid a similar durability and luck possessed by means of the hero of the story.
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Current population estimates and related information were supplied in January and February, 1995, through the courtesy of the President of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Gary McAdams, and the Director of Enrollment, Cleta Attadlety. 8. In eight of the tales in this book, Dorsey offered passages in Latinhis effort to convey language of a sexual nature only to those whose education presumably made them impervious to prurient interests. The English translation of these passages is courtesy of Professor John S.
Title : The Mythology of the Wichita author : Dorsey, George Amos, 1868-1931. publisher : University of Oklahoma Press isbn10 | asin : 0806127783 print isbn13 : 9780806127781 ebook isbn13 : 9780585198132 language : English subject Wichita mythology, Wichita Indians--Folklore, Tales--Texas, Tales--Oklahoma. 72 subject : Wichita mythology, Wichita Indians--Folklore, Tales--Texas, Tales--Oklahoma. Page iii The Mythology of the Wichita By George A. Dorsey Curator of Anthropology, Field Columbian Museum Foreword by Elizabeth A.
One of the special features of the ceremony was the administering to the novitiate of a small red bean, which produced a violent spasm, and finally unconsciousness, this condition being indicated by the inability of the novitiate to suffer pain when the jaw of a gar-pike was drawn over his naked body. During the ceremony offerings were made to the different gods, and at the end of the ceremony and following the feast was a ceremonial foot race, in which all members of the tribe, both male and female, were permitted to compete.