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Blackfeet medicine lodge ceremony: ritual and dance-drama.

Rosalie May Jones

Blackfeet medicine lodge ceremony: ritual and dance-drama.

by Rosalie May Jones

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Published in [Salt Lake City?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Siksika Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE99.S54 J6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 163 l.
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5600149M
    LC Control Number68006425

      The sweat lodge is a purification ritual (similar in physical effect to the modern sauna) which usually precedes all important bundle ceremonies. When a man first acquires an important bundle or powerful medicine necklace he is required to perform the sweat lodge ceremony before the medicine is transferred to him by the previous owner. The Blackfoot tribe, like other Indian groups, have many myths and legends dating back to their origins.

    The Sun Dance is the most sacred ritual of Plains Indians, a ceremony of renewal and cleansing for the tribe and the earth.   The ceremony was arranged by a shaman, either as a request for supernatural aid or in response to a vision. Among the Siksika (Blackfoot) and Tsuut'ina (Sarcee), women took the initiative. Following four days of preliminary ritual, the Sun Dance lasted another four days focus on erecting the sacred dance pole and sacred lodge.

    Sun Dance, most important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of North America and, for nomadic peoples, an occasion when otherwise independent bands gathered to reaffirm their basic beliefs about the universe and the supernatural through rituals of personal and community sacrifice. Traditionally, a Sun Dance was held by each tribe once a year in late spring or early summer, when the. At the time of the Medicine Lodge, the boys in the camp also gathered to see the young men count their coups. A man would get up, holding in one hand a bundle of small sticks, and, taking one stick from the bundle, he would recount some brave deed, throwing away a stick as he completed the narrative of each coup, until the sticks were all gone.


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The sweat lodge is a purification ritual (similar in physical effect to the modern sauna) which usually precedes all important bundle ceremonies. When a man first acquires an important bundle or powerful medicine necklace he is required to perform the sweat lodge ceremony before the medicine is transferred to him by the previous : Ann Fabricant.

Modern Blackfeet Sweat Lodge ceremonies allow both genders to share responsibility in this ritual. A Sweat Lodge mainly serves the purpose of prayer, renewal, and spiritual cleansing, in which those inside pray for spiritual healing for the entire Tribe.

The Medicine Lodge is where the Sun Dance Ceremony. Who We Are Welcome to the Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge web page. Explore it and discover us. We exist to offer you rituals, ceremony, gatherings, educational workshops, seminars and training that speak with traditional and distinctive Blackfoot Indian voices.

We offer experiences reflective of traditional American Indian ways of addressing your life and Blackfeet medicine lodge ceremony: ritual and dance-drama. book community’s needs. Bear Spirit. The Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Blackfoot names for the ceremony all refer to the medicine lodge within which the ritual dancing occurs.

The medicine lodge is constructed of pole rafters radiating from a sacred central pole. However, the best-known and most widely practiced contemporary form of the ceremony is that of the Sioux, who do not construct. The Blackfoot Sun Dance includes the following: (1) moving the camp on four successive days; (2) on the fifth day, building the medicine lodge, transferring bundles to the medicine woman, and the offering of gifts by children and adults in ill health; (3) on the sixth day, dancing toward the sun, blowing eagle-bone whistles, and self-torture.

The torture feature, especially prominent in the ceremonies of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Dakota, was formerly given a place among the danc- in"- lodge ceremonies of the Blackfoot. The information we have seems to indicate that this ceremony had not become thoroughly adjusted to its place in this series at the time of its prohibition by the T.

The Purification Ceremony Sweat - Sstsiiyi Lodge. The purification ceremony is commonly referred to as the sweat lodge, but this is a misnomer, says William J. Walk Sacred, a Cree medicine man: "When you come out of a purification lodge, you don't feel the same as when you come out of a sauna.

Mandan: lodge Interior of a Mandan chief's lodge, aquatint by Karl Bodmer, c. Courtesy of ; Traditional Mandan villages consisted of 12 to or more earth lodges. Each village generally had three chiefs: one for war, one for peace, and one as the day-to-day village leader.

The Blackfeet Sun Dance includes the following: (1) moving the camp on four successive days; (2) on the fifth day, building the medicine lodge, transferring bundles to the medicine woman, and the offering of gifts by children and adults in ill health; (3) on the sixth day, dancing toward the sun, blowing eagle-bone whistles, and self-torture.

Master's thesis at University of Utah - "Blackfeet Medicine Lodge Ceremony: Ritual and Dance-Drama" with accompanying film of original modern dance choreography "The Sun Dance".Title: Artistic Director at Daystar:. The most important religious occasion of the year is the ceremony of the Medicine Lodge.

This is a sacrifice, which, among the Blackfeet, is offered invariably by women. If a woman has a son or husband away at war, and is anxious about him, or if she has a dangerously sick child, she may make to the Sun a vow in the following words.

The torture feature, especially prominent in the ceremonies of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Dakota, was formerly given a place among the dancing lodge ceremonies of the Blackfoot. The information we have seems to indicate that this ceremony had not become thoroughly adjusted to its place in this series at the time of its prohibition by the United.

For last week's World Religion class, we had two guest teachers who study with a traditional Blackfoot Native American teacher through an organization known as Bear Spirit Medicine started with introductions, which included one teacher explaining the significance of the ceremonial gown she wore in honor of her birth tribe, who are the Algonquins in Canada.

Jones, Rosalie May. “The Blackfeet Medicine Lodge Ceremony: Ritual and Dance-Drama”. University of Utah. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. BILIOGRAPHY. Black Elk. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux as told through John G. Neihardt. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

The Blackfoot Indians are very spiritual and believe strongly in supernatural powers. They believe that everything has a spirit, whether alive or inanimate and can be good or evil.

The Blackfoots most important spiritual ceremony is the Sun Dance. It's a yearly event that takes place during the summer. It was also known as the Medicine Lodge. These objects and rituals became part of their sacred Medicine Bundles. Another important ceremony was the Medicine Lodge Ceremony.

Napi is a Blackfoot Culture Hero who transformed the world for the ionally, the Indian nations of the Northern Plains, such as the Blackfoot, were egalitarian societies. Blackfeet Books. I met my guy, Ken, a couple of years ago.

He is part Blackfoot and identifies quite strongly with native culture, philosophy, and ceremonies. At the time we met he regularly attended sweats in a lodge on the property of one of his mentors.

There was a sweat lodge ceremony. The Blackfoot Confederacy, Niitsitapi or Siksikaitsitapi (ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ, meaning "the people" or "Blackfoot-speaking real people") is a historic collective name for linguistically related groups that make up the Blackfoot or Blackfeet people: The Siksika ("Blackfoot"), the Kainai or Kainah ("Blood"), and two sections of the Piikani (Piegan Blackfeet), the Northern Piikani.

Communication is believed to occur between the supernatural world and Blackfoot through visions of guardian spirits, during which songs and ceremonies may be imparted, such as that of medicine bundles.

Ceremonies include the Sun Dance, called Medicine Lodge by the Blackfoot in English. Other deities and spirits.This remarkable series of 42 paintings by the Blackfeet artist Gary Schildt (b.

) represents the most meaningful aspects of the annual Medicine Lodge ceremony, or Sun Dance, celebrated in July by the Blackfeet of Browning, Montana.THE SUN DANCE SACRED CEREMONY The Sun Dance is the most sacred ritual of Plains Indians, a ceremony of renewal and cleansing for the tribe and the earth.

Primarily male .