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Pawnee Indian Hako Ceremony 1904 history art ritual American Ethnology Report 22
Pawnee Indian Hako Ceremony 1904 history art ritual American Ethnology Report 22
Pawnee Indian Hako Ceremony 1904 history art ritual American Ethnology Report 22
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22nd Annual Report
of the Bureau of American Ethnology
to the Secretary of the
Smithsonian Institution,
1900-1901; Part Two:
The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony,
1904

by
Alice C. Fletcher


     Published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, 1904. Very scarce, first edition. This is the second volume of this report, and contains a complete original book-length work titled  'The Hako, a Pawnee Ceremony,' written by Alice C. Fletcher (assisted by James R. Murie; music transcribed by Edwin S. Tracy). 372 pages, with index.

     It is an excellent study of ceremonial rituals and implements of the Pawnee Indians, including music and lyrics; beautifully illustrated with 8 full-page color lithograph illustrations of Pawnee Indians, costumes and artifacts used during the ceremony, a b&w photo portrait of James R. Murie, 11 diagrams of lodges and dances, and transcriptions of music, words and chants used during the ceremonies, with English translations. Includes detailed descriptions of a total of twenty distinct  Pawnee rituals that are part of the Hako ceremony.

     The 8 color plates include: The Ku'rahus in Ceremonial Dress (front and profile views), "Kawas" - the brown feathered stem (female), the white feathered stem (male), Mother Corn, the rattles, the wildcat skin and crotched stick, and the feather symbol of Tira'wa.

     Hardcover, 8 by 11.5 inches, cover embossed with gold portrait of a Native American; some moderate rubbing to corners and spine extremities, minor corner bumping, several minor cover scuffs, small wrinkle and a sticker to the spine cloth; interior front hinge has a tight crack - it shows the binding cords but is still strong and well-attached; one-inch edge tear to the second title page; a few pages have s minor thumb-smudge in the margin; ex-libris, with ink stamp to fore-edge, ink stamp and stickers to endpapers, ink stamp and impression stamp to title page - otherwise clean and bright throughout; the color plates are stunning; one is starting to pull free. Condition is Good+
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     (Anthropology, Ethnology, Native American Indian Tribes, Pawnee Indians, Rituals, Ceremonies, Customs, Costume, Relics, Feathers, Clothing, Instruments, Religion, Native Americana, United States, Local & Regional History, Collectibles, Souvenirs & Memorabilia, Reference, Research, Rare Book).

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