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Dorsey, George A. (George Amos) 1868-1931

Overview
Works: 415 works in 1,070 publications in 4 languages and 16,465 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Legends  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Editor, Composer, Other, Singer
Classifications: GN2, 970.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George A Dorsey
The Pawnee; mythology (part I) by George A Dorsey( )

22 editions published between 1906 and 2003 in English and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pawnee Mythology, originally published in 1906, preserves 148 tales of the Pawnee Indians, who farmed and hunted and lived in earth-covered lodges along the Platte River in Nebraska. The stories, collected from surviving members of four bands - Skidi, Pitahauirat, Kitkehahki, and Chaui - were generally told during intermissions of sacred ceremonies. Many were accompanied by music." "George A. Dorsey recorded these Pawnee myths early in the twentieth century after the tribe's traumatic removal from their ancestral homeland to Oklahoma. He included stories of instruction concerning supernatural beings, the importance of revering such gifts as the buffalo and corn, and the results of violating nature. Hero tales, forming another group, usually centered on a poor boy who overcame all odds to benefit the tribe. Other tales invited good fortune, recognized wonderful beings like the witch women and spider women, and explained the origin of medicine powers. Coyote tales were meant to amuse while teaching ethics."--BOOK JACKET
Traditions of the Arapaho, collected under the auspices of the Field Columbian museum and of the American museum of natural history by George A Dorsey( )

29 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropologists George A. Dorsey and Alfred L. Kroeber joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians, long split into two bands. Dorsey had done fieldwork with the Southern Arapaho after they moved from Colorado to Oklahoma and would soon be known for his study of their Sun Dance. Kroeber had visited the Northern Arapaho, who were still living in Wyoming. Traditions of the Arapaho, first published in 1903, is the result of their collaboration."--BOOK JACKET. "This collection of tales bears witness to the religious feeling, imagination, and humor of the Arapaho."--BOOK JACKET
Traditions of the Caddo; collected under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington by George A Dorsey( )

30 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the traditions and practices of the Caddo Indians, discussing the tribe's horticultural practices, village life, family and social relationships, connection to nature, and ceremonies
The mythology of the Wichita by George A Dorsey( )

28 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward by Elizabeth A.H. John
The Cheyenne by George A Dorsey( Book )

31 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why we behave like human beings by George A Dorsey( Book )

37 editions published between 1925 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of the Arikara; collected under the auspices of the Carnegie institution of Washington, by George A Dorsey( Book )

20 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indians of the Southwest by George A Dorsey( Book )

21 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteenth thousand. Bibliography: p. 217-223
Man's own show; civilization by George A Dorsey( Book )

11 editions published between 1931 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arapaho sun dance : the ceremony of the Offerings lodge by George A Dorsey( Book )

19 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oraibi Soyal ceremony : the Stanley McCormick Hopi expedition by George A Dorsey( Book )

23 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of the Osage by George A Dorsey( Book )

15 editions published between 1904 and 1978 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee by George A Dorsey( Book )

15 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of Charles Darwin by George A Dorsey( Book )

19 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hows and whys of human behavior by George A Dorsey( Book )

14 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ponca sun dance by George A Dorsey( Book )

10 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on a collection of Papuan crania by George A Dorsey( Book )

16 editions published between 1897 and 1969 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archæological investigations on the island of La Plata, Ecuador by George A Dorsey( Book )

13 editions published between 1901 and 1973 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the anthropology of Peru by George A Dorsey( Book )

3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mishongnovi ceremonies of the Snake and Antelope fraternities by George A Dorsey( Book )

5 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mythology of the Wichita
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Traditions of the Arapaho, collected under the auspices of the Field Columbian museum and of the American museum of natural historyTraditions of the Caddo; collected under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of WashingtonThe mythology of the WichitaThe Arapaho sun dance : the ceremony of the Offerings lodge
Alternative Names
Amos Dorsey George

Doresy, Geo. A. 1868-1931

Doresy, Geo. A. (George Amos), 1868-1931

Dorsey, G. A. 1868-1931

Dorsey, G. A. (George Amos), 1868-1931

Dorsey, Geo. A. 1868-1931

Dorsey, Geo. A. (George Amos), 1868-1931

Dorsey, George

Dorsey George A.

Dorsey, George A. 1868-1931

Dorsey, George Amos 1868-1931

George Amos Dorsey Amerikaans antropoloog (1868-1931)

George Amos Dorsey ethnographer of North American Indians, especially the Mandan tribe

Languages
English (397)

Chinese (5)

Polish (3)

French (1)