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Author Meadows, William C., 1966-

Title Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche military societies : enduring veterans, 1800 to the present / William C. Meadows
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 495 pages) : illustrations
Contents Sodalities and Plains Indian military societies -- Yàpfàhêgàu: Kiowa military societies to 1875 -- The decline and revival of Kiowa military societies, 1875 to the present -- Plains Apache Naishan military societies -- Comanche military societies -- Comparison and conclusions
Summary "In this book, William C. Meadows presents an in-depth ethnohistorical survey of Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche military societies, drawn from extensive interviews with tribal elders and military society members, unpublished archival sources, and linguistic data. He examines their structure, functions, rituals, and martial symbols, showing how they fit within larger tribal organizations. And he explores how military societies, like powwows, have become a distinct public format for cultural and ethnic continuity."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-490) and index
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Subject Apache Indians -- Societies, etc.
Comanche Indians -- Societies, etc.
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Ethnic identity.
Kiowa Indians -- Societies, etc.
Secret societies -- Great Plains.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98049958
ISBN 0292797818 (electronic bk.)
9780292797819 (electronic bk.)