Dahcotah

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Dahcotah; or Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling

Eastman, Mary
Written by the wife of a U.S. Army officer, this book describes various customs, activities, ceremonies, and legends of the Sioux Indians living near Fort Snelling in the 1840s. The author addresses such aspects as the role of women in the tribes, dances and feasts, village governance, medicinal practices, language, and religious beliefs. Several drawings illustrate the text.
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