The Shoshone Ghost Dance and Numic Myth: Common Heritage, Common Themes

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Vander, Judith;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Indians of North America -- California -- Periodicals | Indians of North America -- Great Basin -- Periodicals | California -- Antiquities -- Periodicals; Great Basin -- Antiquities -- Periodicals | ethnography | ethnohistory | archaeology | native peoples | Great Basin

The outer form and inner meaning of Wind River Shoshone Ghost Dance are shaped by conceptions of nature and the relationship of people to the natural world. This paper examines Numic conceptions and images of nature in myth, shamanism, the Round Dance, and the Shoshone ... View more
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