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Bad Medicine and Good

Bad Medicine and Good

Tales of the Kiowas

by Wilbur Sturtevant Nye

One of the great tribes of the Southwest Plains, the Kiowas were militantly defiant toward white intruders in their territory and killed more during seventy-five years of raiding than any other tribe. Now settled in southwestern Oklahoma, they are today one of the most progressive Indian groups in the area. In Bad Medicine and Good, Wilbur Sturtevant Nye collects forty-four stories covering Kiowas history from the 1700s through the 1940s, all gleaned from interviews with Kiowas (who actually took part in the events or recalled them from the accounts of their elders), and from the notes of Captain Hugh L. Scott at Fort Sill. They cover such topics as the organization and conduct of a raiding party, the brave deeds of war chiefs, the treatment of white captives, the Grandmother gods, the Kiowa Sun dance, and the problems of adjusting to white society.

291 pp 1962

 

 

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8080-612-965 softcover $24.95 $21.20 $3.75 Buy
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ISBN: 0806129654
CATEGORY: Tales & Mythology
UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR
September 1997
 
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