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La Flesche, Francis 1857-1932

Overview
Works: 142 works in 391 publications in 4 languages and 13,397 library holdings
Genres: Music  Dictionaries  Folklore  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Composer, Singer, Other
Classifications: E99.O4, 970.3
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Most widely held works by Francis La Flesche
The Omaha tribe by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

35 editions published between 1911 and 1992 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the Osage language by Francis La Flesche( Book )

33 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Osage-English and English-Osage dictionary includes a pronunciation key and an introduction by the author
War ceremony and peace ceremony of the Osage Indians by Francis La Flesche( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osage and the invisible world : from the works of Francis La Flesche by Francis La Flesche( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis La Flesche (1857-1932), Omaha Indian and anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology, published an enormous body of work on the religion of the Osage Indians. His informants were among the most knowledgeable Osage religious leaders of their day, and La Flesche could speak fluently with them in their own language. His goal in writing was remarkably different from that of most of his Anglo-American colleagues: rather than simply describe Osage religion, he wanted to explain it in order to demonstrate to the academic world the true intellectual achievements of the American Indian. Consequently he left a unique record of the once-secret initiation rituals of the last functioning Mississippian priesthood. In this book, Garrick Bailey brings together in a clear, understandable way La Flesche's data for two important Osage religious ceremonies - the "Songs of Wa-xo'-be," an initiation into a clan priesthood, and the Rite of the Chiefs, an initiation into a tribal priesthood. To put La Flesche's work into perspective, Bailey offers a short biography of this prolific Native American scholar and an overview of traditional Osage religious beliefs and practices - in effect, a synthesis of La Flesche's work
The Middle Five; Indian schoolboys of the Omaha Tribe by Francis La Flesche( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Five, first published in 1900, is an account of Francis La Flesche's life as a student in a Presbyterian mission school in northeastern Nebraska about the time of the Civil War. It is a simple tale of young Indian boys midway between two cultures, reluctant to abandon the ways of their fathers, and puzzled and uncomfortable in their new roles of "make-believe white men." The ambition of the Indian parents for their children, the struggle of the teachers to acquaint their charges with a new world of learning, and especially the problems met by both parents and teachers in controlling and directing schoolboy exuberance contribute to this portrait of the "Universal Boy," to whom La Flesche dedicated his book
A study of Omaha Indian music by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, her Omaha coworker and adopted son, divided the songs into three categories: religious ones, to be sung by a certain class either through initiation or inheritance; social ones, involving dances and games, always sung by a group; and ones to be sung singly, including dream songs, love songs, captive songs, prayer songs, death songs, sweat lodge songs, and songs of thanks. John Comfort Fillmore, a professional musician, added a "Report on the Structural Peculiarities of the Music."" "Those interested in a vital aspect of Indian culture will want to own this book, which contains the musical scores as well as the native-language words for the songs."--Jacket
Traditions of the Osage : stories collected and translated by Francis la Flesche by Garrick Alan Bailey( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 49 folk tales from the Osage Indian tribe gathered by scholar Francis la Flesche
Ke-ma-ha : the Omaha stories of Francis La Flesche by Francis La Flesche( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on the Omaha Indians by a 19th century ethnologist, the theme being that redskins are not all that different from the white man. La Flesche himself was born on the Omaha reservation
The Osage tribe: rite of the chiefs; sayings of the ancient men by Francis La Flesche( Book )

13 editions published between 1921 and 1970 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Omaha Indian music by Alice C Fletcher( Book )

8 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cegiha language [the speech of the Omaha and Ponka tribes of the Siouan linguistic family of North American Indians] by James Owen Dorsey( Book )

4 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osage tribe : the rite of vigil by Francis La Flesche( Book )

8 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle five : Indian boys at school by Francis La Flesche( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omaha : NQ21( )

in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 8 documents covers a variety of cultural, historical and environmental information on different sections of Omaha society from pre-contact times to early 2000s. The work of Alice Fletcher, an anthropologist who lived with the Omaha for thirty years in 1875-1905, and Francis La Flesche, a native Omaha, is the basic and most comprehensive document in the collection. The collection also includes two works by a missionary/anthropologist, James Dorsey, who worked among the Omaha in 1878-1980. Together, these works provide the earliest systematic attempts at understanding and reconstructing pre-reservation Omaha society and culture. The remaining documents describe and examine more specific aspects of Omaha culture including acculturation with particular reference to women, religious life and organization of secret societies, and recent dynamics of ethnicity and identity especially among current generation Omaha peoples in Nebraska
The Osage tribe, two versions of the child-naming rite by Francis La Flesche( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osage tribe, rite of the Wa-xo-be by Francis La Flesche( )

3 editions published between 1928 and 1930 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omaha Indian music( Recording )

3 editions published in 1985 in North American Indian and Siouan and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right and left in Osage ceremonies by Francis La Flesche( )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the medicine man? : address by Francis La Flesche( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a vision by Francis La Flesche( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Osage and the invisible world : from the works of Francis La Flesche
Alternative Names
Flesche, Francis La.

Flesche Francis La 1857-1932

Flesche, Francis la -1932

Francis La Flesche Amerikaans antropoloog (1857-1932)

Francis La Flesche US-amerikanischer Ethnologe

La Fleche, Francis 1857-1932

La Flesche, Francis d. 1932

La Flesche Frank 1857-1932

LaFlesche Francis 1857-1932

LaFlesche, Francis -1932

Ла Флеш, Фрэнсис

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The Osage and the invisible world : from the works of Francis La FlescheThe Middle Five; Indian schoolboys of the Omaha TribeA study of Omaha Indian musicTraditions of the Osage : stories collected and translated by Francis la FlescheKe-ma-ha : the Omaha stories of Francis La FlescheThe Middle Five; Indian schoolboys of the Omaha TribeThe Middle five : Indian boys at school