Browsing Canadian Plains Research Center by Subject "Death -- Spirits of the dead"

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Browsing Canadian Plains Research Center by Subject "Death -- Spirits of the dead"

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  • Wheatley, Ted; Osawamick, Sam; Debassigae, Ernest; Yellowhead, Joe; Assinewe, Kate; Wakegijig, Ron; Atkinson, Herman; Neilson, Charlie; Mecas, James; Pine, Dan; Bruce, Louis; Knockwood, Noel; Pontiac, Angus; Tootoosis, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-08-24)
    A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Osawamick, Sam; Debassigae, Ernest; Yellowhead, Joe; Assinewe, Kate; Wakegijig, Ron; Atkinson, Herman; Neilson, Charlie; Mecas, James; Pine, Dan; Bruce, Louis; Knockwood, Noel; Pontiac, Angus; Tootoosis, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-08)
    Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people. Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Osawamick, Sam; Debassigae, Ernest; Yellowhead, Joe; Assinewe, Kate; Wakegijig, Ron; Atkinson, Herman; Neilson, Charlie; Pine, Dan; Bruce, Louis; Knockwood, Noel; Pontiac, Angust; Tootoosis, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-08)
    A discussion of Cree funeral songs. Includes a story of a woman's vision of the afterlife.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Benedict, Ernest; Nogongiig, Angus; Dumont, Jim; Thomas, Johnny; Osawamick, Sam; Fox, Alex; Tootoosis, John; Bruce, Louis; Fiddler, Sid; Tobacco, Lawrence; Fox, Mary Lou; Benton, Eddie; Atkinson, Herman; Roberts, Chief Carl (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-08)
    Return to traditional ceremonies ; traditional vs. non-Indian education ; story of a trickster (Woojy Panaquad) ; electoral attitudes and responsibilities.
  • Wheatley, Ted; Benedict, Ernest; Nogongiig, Angus; Dumont, Jim; Thomas, Johnny; Osawamick, Sam; Fox, Alex; Tootoosis, John; Bruce, Louis; Fiddler, Sid; Tobacco, Lawrence; Fox, Mary Lou; Benton, Eddie; Atkinson, Herman; Robert, Chief Carl (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-08)
    The role of education in the loss of spiritual and cultural values ; evidence of previous and planned oppression by non-Indians ; revival of interest in traditional values and the role of elders as a source of knowledge.
  • Clegg, Ada; Stevenson, David (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1976-10-04)
    Discusses attitudes toward the dead and traditional medicine.
  • Solway, Adam; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-01-29)
    Consists of an interview where Adam Solway talks about being orphaned at 8 years and adopted by the Blackfoot Reserve, Alta; his attendance at a residential school; becoming a councillor and then chief of the reserve. He ...
  • Lonesinger, Antoine (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974)
    Interview includes the stories of a raid on the Blackfoot and the struggle for supremacy between two medicine men. (Transcribed by J. Greenwood)
  • Solomon, Casper; Keeshig, Jocelyn (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1982-08-11)
    Consists of an interview where he gives a description of naming ceremonies, explains the significance of "grandfathers" in Indian sprituality, and recounts several ghost stories.
  • Chief, Charlie; Littlepoplar, Alphonse (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-07-11)
    Interview of Charlie Chief who discusses the a Grass Dance, Round Dance and Sioux Dance (including songs). Also included are songs. The discusses the difference between old and new ways. Alphonse Littlepoplar is the ...
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1934-09-11)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he describes the transferal of bundles. He also describes power acquired from spirits and through fasting.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-06-25)
    Consists of an interview where he gives a brief description of curing practices. He also lists Cree words for various bones and organs.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-06-26)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he describes the experience of a man who returns from the dead. He also gives a general description of a sweat lodge.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-06-28)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he describes a significant dream he had as a child. He gives a description of a naming ceremony. He also describes the procedures leading to a Sundance.
  • First Rider, George; Melting Tallow, Dave (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1968-10-23)
    Consists of an interview that tells the story of the origin of the Ghost Dance as well as the story of the acquisition of the Shaggy Pipe.
  • Panamick, Jim; Snowsill, Tony; Welsh, Christine; Debassigae, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1984-03-31)
    Jim Panamick describes working in a lumber camp, how to play an Indian game with a bat and ball, and tells stories of medicine men and curses. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood ; interpreter : Ernest Debassigae.
  • Gambler, Joe; Hellson, Diane; Hellson, John (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1968-10-11)
    Consists of an interview explaining the legend of the Shaggy Pipe, the Arapahoe Medicine Pipe, and the Big Smoke Dance.
  • Chief, Lloyd; Mountain, Mary; Baker, Iris; Group of White Teachers (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1973-06-17)
    An interview with the grandson of Misihew and great-grandson of Seekaskootch, Mr. Lloyd Chief. During the interview, Mr. Chief discusses a variety of subjects including: leadership qualities; intertribal wars of the Cree ...
  • Tax, Ed; Tootoosis, Ernest (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1968)
    Destruction of Indian culture and religion by schools and by Christian churches. Discussion of the need to return to Indian religion and Indian values. No date given, probably late 1960's.
  • Adams, Mavis J.; Burrs, Mick (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-09-30)
    Mrs. Adams is a retired white schoolteacher and was 69 years old at the time of the interview. She tells of her induction as an honorary chief of the Blackfoot reserve and shares her experiences among the Blackfoot.

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