Sweet Medicine - 2 Volume Book Set

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Sweet Medicine the most comprehensive record ever made of the ceremonies of the Northern Cheyennes.

Volume One recounts tribal history against the background of the two great spiritual tragedies in Cheyenne life, the loss of the Sacred Arrows and the desecration of the Sacred Buffalo Hat. Battles of the Indian Wars are described from Cheyenne resources and episodes from 1880 to 1969 reveal the Cheyennes' determination to maintain their tribal identity through preservation of traditional rules. Volume Two records the contemporary Sacred Arrow and Sun Dance ceremonies in their entirety. 2 Volume Set.


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Peter Powell