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by Jeffrey D. Anderson


Jeffrey D. Anderson is an associate professor of anthropology at Colby College and the author of One Hundred . This is a scholarly and yet soulful book about the Northern Arapaho 'life movement', or path through life.

Jeffrey D. Anderson is an associate professor of anthropology at Colby College and the author of One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life Story (Nebraska 2003). The contrast with modern American (or Euro-American) culture would strike anyone, and Anderson explores these contrasts in terms of cultural expectations and values. Besides describing the different stages of life and how they are treated among the Arapaho in Wyoming, Anderson explores the differences in the ways in which knowledge is treated.

Jeffrey Anderson (2001) analyzes Arapaho society in terms of "life movement" which is facilitated by the transfer of knowledge. He states that knowledge "was transmitted in relations between persons activated through pity, quiet, respect, and craziness" (2001:240). Thus, according to the informant, the younger man "could not make" the older man sit down.

For many generations the Northern Arapaho people thrived over a vast area of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains. Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover.

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The Four Hills of Life: Northern Arapaho Knowledge and Life Movement. Anthropology of North American Indians Series, Raymond J. DeMallie and Douglas R. Parks (eds). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life Story. University of Nebraska Press. Arapaho Women's Quillwork: Motion, Life, and Creativity. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Articles, monographs and other short works.

For many generations, the Northern Arapaho people thrived over a vast area of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains. For more than a century they have lived on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming

For many generations, the Northern Arapaho people thrived over a vast area of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains. As a result, the Northern Arapahos have been in some ways more isolated from mainstream American society than most Native groups.

Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians. Arapaho culture is seen dynamically through the ways that members of the community in the past and present experience their unique world in everyday life. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-343) and index. Summary, et. "For many generations the Northern Arapaho people thrived over a vast area of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains. Geographic Name: Wind River Indian Reservation (Wy. Social life and customs.

Northern Arapaho Knowledge and Life Movement (Studies in the Anthropology of North Ame). by Jeffrey D. Anderson. Published January 1, 2008 by University of Nebraska Press.

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For many generations the Northern Arapaho people thrived over a vast area of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains. For more than a century they have lived on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The reservation, the fourth largest in the country, is surrounded by vast rural lands and has been largely ignored by outsiders. As a result, the Northern Arapahos have been in some ways more isolated from mainstream American society than most Native groups. In The Four Hills of Life Jeffrey D. Anderson masterfully draws together many different aspects of the Northern Arapahos' world—myth, language, art, ritual, identity, and history—to offer a compelling picture of a culture that has endured and changed over time. Arapaho culture is seen dynamically through the ways that members of the community in the past and present experience their unique world in everyday life. Anderson shows that Northern Arapaho unity and identity from the nineteenth century through today are derived less from political centralization than from a shared system of ritual practices. The heart of this system is a complex of rituals called the beyoowu'u ("all the lodges"), which includes the Offerings Lodge, now more commonly known as the Sun Dance—a ritual still central to Northern Arapaho life. According to Anderson, the beyoowu'u and other life transition ceremonies work together to mold time and experience for the Arapahos, a life movement that also helps create social identities and transmit vital cultural knowledge. Anderson also offers an in-depth study of the problems that Euro-American society continues to impose on reservation life and the empowered responses of the Northern Arapahos to these problems.

The Four Hills of Life: Northern Arapaho Knowledge and Life Movement (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0803260214

ISBN: 0803260210

Author: Jeffrey D. Anderson

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (January 1, 2008)

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wanderpool
This is a scholarly and yet soulful book about the Northern Arapaho 'life movement', or path through life. The contrast with modern American (or Euro-American) culture would strike anyone, and Anderson explores these contrasts in terms of cultural expectations and values. Besides describing the different stages of life and how they are treated among the Arapaho in Wyoming, Anderson explores the differences in the ways in which knowledge is treated. This has instant implications for how education and information are treated in the two cultures, and Anderson explores these differences at length.

This book is satisfying pleasure reading, as well, because it explores a culture that centers on the wholeness of its people. Anyone who has enjoyed native wisdom in other books should enjoy this book. Reading about a culture like this is spiritually nourishing; we are fortunate that Anderson has captured these principles, as the Northern Arapaho continue to face erosion of their old ways along with so many other tribes inside the nation-state.
wanderpool
This is a scholarly and yet soulful book about the Northern Arapaho 'life movement', or path through life. The contrast with modern American (or Euro-American) culture would strike anyone, and Anderson explores these contrasts in terms of cultural expectations and values. Besides describing the different stages of life and how they are treated among the Arapaho in Wyoming, Anderson explores the differences in the ways in which knowledge is treated. This has instant implications for how education and information are treated in the two cultures, and Anderson explores these differences at length.

This book is satisfying pleasure reading, as well, because it explores a culture that centers on the wholeness of its people. Anyone who has enjoyed native wisdom in other books should enjoy this book. Reading about a culture like this is spiritually nourishing; we are fortunate that Anderson has captured these principles, as the Northern Arapaho continue to face erosion of their old ways along with so many other tribes inside the nation-state.
Lynnak
Excellent depiction of Native worldviews and cultural mores.
Lynnak
Excellent depiction of Native worldviews and cultural mores.