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Indian Dances of North America: Their Importance to Indian Life  
Product ID: 0-8061-2172-6
Indian Dances of North America: Their Importance to Indian Life
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  • Paperback:  538 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 1st Edition (April 1989)
  • Author: Reginald & Gladys Laubin
  • Product Dimensions: 10.0 x 6.9 x 1.3 inches
  • ISBN: 0-8061-2172-6
  • Condition: Very Good - (contains library stamp)

Indian Dances of North America

Their Importance to Indian Life

By: Reginald & Gladys Laubin

Volume 141 in the The Civilization of the American Indian Series

With 13 color Illustrations

Indian dances of the early days revealed the very soul of the people. Every event of life, every act of the day was strung on a sort of invisible chain of prayer-expressed visibly through the paint on his face, his songs and dances, which combined them all.

"The Laubins have performed Indian dances professionally for many years. Their book is the most ambitious compendium on Indian dance so far attempted: it includes a 50-page historic survey (starting with Jacques Cartier, 1534), treats the principal pan-tribal dance forms in their cultural contexts, and includes a partial area survey of dances unique to particular tribes. . . .Though written at the popular level, the book conveys the deeply religious import of American Indian dance and much valuable cultural background material."- Choice.

"This is one of those rare, few books which can truly be described as life works. The Laubins, known for their practical guide to the tipi, are also knowledgeable about Indian dance and ceremony. Over many years, they have learned and practiced how Indians made thongs, how they danced, how they sang, and much else. . . .This is an inside book with a practical bent."- Western American Literature.

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