36th ANN. REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY 1914-15, F. Hodge 1st, 1921
36th Annual Report of The Bureau of American Ethnology to the Smithsonian Institution, by F.W. Hodge — First Edition First Printing, 1921 HC (The Osage Tribe: Rite of the Chiefs; Sayings of the Ancient Men)
Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1921) THE OSAGE TRIBE: RITE OF THE CHIEFS; SAYINGS OF THE ANCIENT MEN by Francis La Flesche
In overall, very good condition. Boards and binding are solid and tight. Slight shelfwear with fading to gilt spine. The corners are bumped and rubbed. Pages are crisp and clean save small stain on lower corner of fore-edge.
Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1914-1915 is published
Government Printing Office Washington, 1921 first printing. Contains 608
pages, 23 black and white photograph and reproduced 1 in color, 1 map
of parts of Vernon and Bates Counties Missouri. 15 text illustrations in
black and white. Contents: Report of Ethnologist in Charge: Systematic
researches. Special researches. Manuscripts. Publications. Property.
Miscellaneous. Accompanying Paper: The Osage Tribe: Rite of the Chiefs:
Sayings of the Ancient Men by Francis La Flesche: Introduction. Ancient
home of the Osage. Influence of traders. Visit of Captain Pike. Present
home and condition of the Osage. Rites given in this volume. Symbolic
organization of the tribe. Gentile organization. Gentes of the Ho ga
Great Division. Wa zha zhe Subdivision. Gentes of the Tsi zhu Great
Division. Sacred fireplaces. Sanctuaries. Rituals presented in three
forms. Acknowledgements. Part I. The Osage Tribal Rites Free
Translations: Rite of the chiefs. Allegorical story of the organization.
Summary: Development of the military branch of the Government. Civil
government: Chieftainship and duties. The Wa xo be To ga the great
Portable Shrine. Initiation into the rite of the chiefs. The Ki no or
ceremonial painting of the Xo ka. Xo ka Wi gi e. Wi gi e of the Chief's
vigil. Wa the the or ceremony of Sending. Simultaneous recital of the wi
gi es of the gentes. U dse the A do be Keeper of the Fireplace.
Instructions to the wife of the Initiate. The Mo gthu stse dse (Arrow
ceremony). The To wo A do be (Overseer of the Village). Ni ki No k o
rite (Hearing of the Sayings of the Ancient Man). Ni ki No Ko rite in
the Order of the Rites. Requirements for initiation. Wa the the or
ceremony of Sending. Version of Puma gens. Deer songs. Songs of setting
up the house of mystery. Songs of the gathering. The Hi ca da story of
the Finding of the Foe. Ni ki Wi gi e version of the Black Bear gens.
Moccasin Wi gi e. Ki no or Painting ceremony. Wi gi e of the Ceremonial
Approach. The Song of Death. The Little Song of the Gathering. The Great
Wi gi e. Instructions to the wife of Initiate. Paraphrases of the Ni
ki ritual of the Ci dse a gthe gens. Part II. The Two Rites as Given in
the Osage Language. Part III. Literal Translation. Literal Translations
of the Two Rites into English. Index. The book's dimensions are 8
1/8" x 11 1/2".