9781496204585-1496204581-Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas: The Ghost Dance, Peyote, and Christianity

Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas: The Ghost Dance, Peyote, and Christianity

ISBN-13: 9781496204585
ISBN-10: 1496204581
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kracht, Benjamin
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: NEBRASKA
Format: Hardcover 342 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781496204585
ISBN-10: 1496204581
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Kracht, Benjamin
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: NEBRASKA
Format: Hardcover 342 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kracht, Benjamin wrote Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas: The Ghost Dance, Peyote, and Christianity comprising 342 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1496204581 and 9781496204585. Since then Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas: The Ghost Dance, Peyote, and Christianity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Framed by theories of syncretism and revitalization, Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas examines changes in Kiowa belief and ritual in the final decades of the nineteenth century. During the height of the horse-and-bison culture, Kiowa beliefs were founded in the notion of daudau, a force permeating the universe that was accessible through vision quests. Following the end of the Southern Plains wars in 1875, the Kiowas were confined within the boundaries of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache (Plains Apache) Reservation. As wards of the government, they witnessed the extinction of the bison herds, which led to the collapse of the Sun Dance by 1890. Though prophet movements in the 1880s had failed to restore the bison, other religions emerged to fill the void left by the loss of the Sun Dance. Kiowas now sought daudau through the Ghost Dance, Christianity, and the Peyote religion.

Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas examines the historical and sociocultural conditions that spawned the new religions that arrived in Kiowa country at the end of the nineteenth century, as well as Native and non-Native reactions to them. A thorough examination of these sources reveals how resilient and adaptable the Kiowas were in the face of cultural genocide between 1883 and 1933. Although the prophet movements and the Ghost Dance were short-lived, Christianity and the Native American Church have persevered into the twenty-first century. Benjamin R. Kracht shows how Kiowa traditions and spirituality were amalgamated into the new religions, creating a distinctive Kiowa identity.

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