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The Ritual And Significance Of The Winnebago Medicine Dance

By: Paul Radin
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Ritual and Significance of the Winnebago Medicine Dance" is an important work on the religious practices of the Winnebago Native American tribe, written by anthropologist Paul Radin. Radin's ethnographic study of the Medicine Dance provides a detailed account of the ritual, its significance to the Winnebago people, and its role in maintaining social order. The author's work describes the Medicine Dance as a complex and highly symbolic ceremony, which involves the use of traditional songs, dances, and prayer to communicate with spirits and seek their aid in healing and other matters. He also highlights the importance of the Medicine Dance in Winnebago culture, both as a spiritual practice and as a means of reinforcing social ties and community solidarity.

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Paul Radin

Paul Radin (1883-1959) was a prominent American anthropologist who made significant contributions to the study of Native American culture and religion. He conducted extensive fieldwork among various tribes, including the Winnebago, and his work was influential in shaping the field of anthropology in the early 20th century. In "The Ritual and Significance of the Winnebago Medicine Dance," Radin provides a detailed account of the Medicine Dance ceremony, which he observed and documented during his fieldwork among the Winnebago people in the early 20th century. He provides insights into the complex symbolism and significance of the ritual, as well as its role in Winnebago culture. His work was part of a broader movement in anthropology at the time, which sought to document and understand the diverse cultural practices and beliefs of indigenous peoples around the world. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 69 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358716274
  • ISBN-13: 9789358716276
  • Item Weight: 82.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,Social Science / Anthropology / General,Religion / Spirituality