The Cheyenne

The Cheyenne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... Bull-Tongue left the tipi and started out through the camp and continued on toward the east, north, and on around the entire campcircle, crying in a loud voice as follows: " Sand-hill-Men! Sand-hill-Men! Young Sand-hill-Men! Young Sand-hill-Men I "Sutayo Band! Sutayo Band! Young Sutayo Band! Young Sutayo Band! " Big-Lodge-Men! Big-Lodge-Men! Big-Lodge Young Men! BigLodge Young Men! " Notiswahiswisti! Notiswahiswisti! Young Notiswahiswisti! Young N otiswahiswisti! " Little-Hawk (Lodge-maker) has taken pity on you! Little-Hawk has taken pity on you! Little-Hawk has taken pity on you! " He gives you notice that he gives his wife up to the sacred lodge. He takes this opportunity to announce to you this great act of his." During the time of the announcement absolute silence, so far as possible, was maintained, for the announcement was one of the most solemn episodes of the ceremony. SACRIFICE or FooD AND THE FEAST. By the time the Crier returned, the Lodge-maker's wife had sent to the entrance of the tipi many vessels of food for the evening feast. The Chief Priest took up a piece of meat and tore off a small piece. The root was passed to him. He touched his finger to the ground, put it to his tongue, took a bite of root, spat five times upon the meat and gave it to the Lodge-maker. The latter arose. motioned the meat aloft once and to the east four times and deposited it on the ground under the sacred pipe. He rubbed his hand over his head and resumed his place in the circle. Thus he sacrificed food to the earth, sun, and four medicine spirits. Food was passed to all the members of the tipi and eaten without ceremony. The Chief Priest took the sacred pipe, lighted it, offered the stem to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962214
  • 9781236962218