Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Fasting - Sioux border=
Title:
Fasting - Sioux
Date:
1907
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
There were five principal religious rites "Sun Dance," "Vision Cry," Ghost Keeper," "Buffalo Chant" (puberty), and "Foster-parent Chant." All were intoned by a mythical person, "Pte-sa-wi ya," "White Buffalo Woman." The dances of the societies had no religious significance, and there was no ritualistic healing ceremony.

Provenance: Original Subscription Set #59. George D. Barron, Rye, NY
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