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University Of There
taught by june_uruTMP
The Classes - Free.
Held on the Second and Fourth Saturdays of each month; times subject to change.
While I do have Lakota Sioux blood in me, I am not to be considered as an authority on Native Americans or their culture nor do I speak for them. Learning about these people's lifestyle and beliefs should be approached with the greatest of respect for their traditional cultures.
I do not have any degrees for teaching other than life experience. I am a volunteer instructor as are most of the other staff in UOT in this virtual world of There. http://www.there.com
The Subjects Covered in this Voice Required Course are:
Ant Woman and Bear Legend
Seven Sacred Rites of the Oglala Sioux
1. Throwing of the Ball
- Tapa Wanka Yap
Short essay's on each of the 7 Sacred Rituals are required by the end of May to
fulfill the graduation requirements of this class. These exercises are to see
what each student got out of each class as well as the depth of understanding
the reasoning the Native American practices these rituals.
Additional Resources and Suggested Reading:
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by John G. Neihardt
Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota by Wallace Black Elk
American Indians, yesterday and today, by Bruce Grant. E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York. 1958.
Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men
Gift of Power : The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by Richard Erdoes
The Sacred Pipe, Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala
Sioux. recorded and edited by Joseph Epes Brown. University of Oklahoma
The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge, History and Contemporary Practice by Raymond A. Bucko. University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
Yuwipi: Vision and Experience in Oglala Ritual by William K. Powers
A New South Dakota History http://www.augie.edu/cws/SDhistCh1.pdf
Excellent site where you can listen to Sioux words being pronounced. http://www.lakhota.com/stories/story.history.htm
Listen to authentic songs and music while you learn about the Native Americans on this well-done site. http://www.nativecircle.com
Native American graphics used from:
Other sources are listed under quoted passages in each subject discussed. They have additional information and are worth exploring.
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