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Many hundreds of thousands of folks right here and out of the country were brought to real Indian dancing in the course of the Laubin’s dance concert events, lectures, and seminars. Their admirers, in addition to different dancers, anthropologists, historians, scholars of Indian tradition, and Indians themselves, will welcome this informative and richly illustrated book.

It relies upon a life of research and examine, together with years the authors spent dwelling with the Indians on or close to their reservations (they are followed Sioux). The authors were informed by way of the outdated chiefs, “You comprehend precisely the genuine Indian ways.” those survivors of the Buffalo Days preferred the Laubins’ curiosity and requested them to benefit and guard the rituals, for the reason that their very own children not knew all their traditions. This e-book is the result.

In addition to descriptions of the dances, the costumes, the physique undefined, and the musical accompaniment, the Laubins supply the cultural history of Indian dancing and a wealth of comparable element. They enhance their textual content with many own studies and observations. they might were the 1st non-Indians to understand absolutely the vital function of dancing within the conventional lifestyles styles of the Indians, a task just recently realize via students within the field.

Through their deep realizing in their followed humans the Laubins transparent means via misinterpretation and prejudice to a brand new appreciation of the yankee Indian.

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