ERIC Number: EJ237271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Lakota Myth and Government: The Cosmos as the State.
Melody, Michael E.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v4 n3 p1-19 1980
Analysis of several accounts of White Buffalo Calf Woman's appearance among the Lakotas and of her politically interesting teachings illustrates how aboriginal Indian government rests upon myths of the god(s) which symbolically insert the people into the larger cosmic order, thus establishing the pattern of cosmic governance. (SB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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