The Resource Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak, (electronic resource/)

Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak, (electronic resource/)

Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century
Title
Ghost dances and identity
Title remainder
prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Gregory E. Smoak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative cultural history examines wide-ranging issues of religion, politics, and identity through an analysis of the American Indian Ghost Dance movement and its significance for two little-studied tribes: the Shoshones and Bannocks. The Ghost Dance has become a metaphor for the death of American Indian culture, but as Gregory Smoak argues, it was not the desperate fantasy of a dying people but a powerful expression of a racialized Indianness. While the Ghost Dance did appeal to supernatural forces to restore power to native peoples, on another level it became a vehicle for the expression of meaningful social identities that crossed ethnic, tribal, and historical boundaries. Looking closely at the Ghost Dances of 1870 and 1890, Smoak constructs a far-reaching, new argument about the formation of ethnic and racial identity among American Indians. He examines the origins of Shoshone and Bannock ethnicity, follows these peoples through a period of declining autonomy vis-a-vis the United States government, and finally puts their experience and the Ghost Dances within the larger context of identity formation and emerging nationalism which marked United States history in the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
299.7/98/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.S4
LC item number
S64 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=142621
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Snakes and diggers : the origins of new ethnic identities -- Shamans, prophets, and missionaries : new religion in the nineteenth century -- Treaty making and consolidation : the politics of ethnogenesis -- Twotrails : resistance, accommodation, and the 1870 ghost dance -- Culture wars, Indianness, and the 1890 ghost dance -- Ghost dances and American Indian identity
Control code
ocm62208648
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttsx8xh
Label
Ghost dances and identity : prophetic religion and American Indian ethnogenesis in the nineteenth century, Gregory E. Smoak, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=142621
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Snakes and diggers : the origins of new ethnic identities -- Shamans, prophets, and missionaries : new religion in the nineteenth century -- Treaty making and consolidation : the politics of ethnogenesis -- Twotrails : resistance, accommodation, and the 1870 ghost dance -- Culture wars, Indianness, and the 1890 ghost dance -- Ghost dances and American Indian identity
Control code
ocm62208648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttsx8xh

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