An Apache Life-Way: The Economic, Social, and Religious Institutions of the Chiricahua Indians (Paperback)

An Apache Life-Way: The Economic, Social, and Religious Institutions of the Chiricahua Indians By Morris E. Opler, Charles R. Kraut (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Morris E. Opler, Charles R. Kraut (Introduction by)
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Originally published in 1941, An Apache Life-Way remains one of the most important and innovative studies of southwestern Native Americans, drawing upon a rich and invaluable body of data gathered by the ethnographer Morris Edward Opler during the 1930s. Blending the analysis of individual Apache lives with the analysis of their culture, this landmark study tells of the ceremonies, religious beliefs, social life, and economy of the Chiricahua Apache. Opler traces, in fascinating detail, how a person “becomes an Apache,” beginning with conception, moving through puberty rites, marriage, and the various religious, domestic, and military duties and experiences of adulthood, and concluding with the rites and beliefs surrounding death.

About the Author


Morris Edward Opler is Professor Emeritus of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. Charles R. Kaut is Associate Professor Emeritus of anthropology at the University of Virginia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780803286108
ISBN-10: 0803286104
Publisher: Bison Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 1996
Pages: 530
Language: English
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