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Parks, Douglas R. (Douglas Richard) 1942-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 7,084 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Music  Conference papers and proceedings  Legends  Dictionaries  Diaries  Textbooks  Songs and music  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E99.P3, 299.78
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Most widely held works by Douglas R Parks
The Pawnee; mythology (part I) by George A Dorsey( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,694 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
A dictionary of Skiri Pawnee by Douglas R Parks( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee is the first dictionary ever published of a Caddoan language. Formerly an independent tribe living along the North Fork of the Loup River in central Nebraska, the Skiris united with South Band Pawnee groups in the late eighteenth century, and in 1874-76 they were forced to abandon their reservation in central Nebraska for a new reservation that became Pawnee County in north-central Oklahoma, where most Skiris live today."
Sioux Indian religion : tradition and innovation( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R Murie( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, written by Murie in collaboration with Clark Wissler is the combined result of the two projects, which extended over a decade. It is a detailed presentation of the essential features of Pawnee ceremonialism. The first part presents the annual cycle of Skiri ceremonial life, minutely describing most of the rituals as well as the role and functions of sacred bundles in the culture. The second part includes accounts of three surviving South Band ceremonies that Murie witnessed: the White Beaver Ceremony (or Doctor Dance) of the Chawi band, and the Bear and Buffalo dances of the Pitahawirata band. In each of the accounts the songs of the ceremony are given in both Pawnee and English. Together they constitute one of the most extensive song collections for any North American tribe. For the three South Band ceremonies, the vision stories underlying the songs are also presented. The manuscript, scheduled for publication on several occasions in the 1920s and 1930s, has been in the archives of the Bureau of American Ethnology since 1921. It is here presented in edited form, together with revised linguistic transcriptions and translations, notes, an expanded bibliography, a biography of Murie, and two indexes. Book jacket
A fur trader on the Upper Missouri : the journal and description of Jean-Baptiste Truteau, 1794-1796 by Jean-Baptiste Trudeau( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first annotated scholarly edition of Jean-Baptiste Truteau's journal of his voyage on the Missouri River in the central and northern Plains in 1794-96 and of his description of the Upper Missouri."--Provided by publisher
Myths and traditions of the Arikara Indians by Douglas R Parks( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When trappers and fur traders first encountered the Arikara Indians, they saw a settled and well-organized people who could be firm friends or fearsome enemies. Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras, close relatives of the Pawnees, were one of the largest and most powerful tribes on the northern plains. For centuries Arikaras lived along the middle Missouri River. Today, they reside on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Though much has been written about the Arikaras, their own accounts of themselves and the world as they see it have been available only in limited scholarly editions. This collection is the first to make Arikara myths, tales, and stories widely accessible. The book presents voices of the Arikara past closely translated into idiomatic English. The narratives include myths of ancient times, legends of supernatural power bestowed on selected individuals, historical accounts, and anecdotes of mysterious incidents. Also included in the collection are tales, stories the Arikaras consider fiction, that tell of the adventures and foibles of Coyote, Stuwi, and a host of other characters. Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians offers a selection of narratives from Douglas R. Parks's four-volume work, Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians. The introduction situates the Arikaras in historical context, describes the recording and translation of the narratives, and discusses the distinctive features of the narratives. For each story, cross references are given to variant forms recorded among other Plains tribes
Traditional narratives of the Arikara Indians( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Multiple languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras were one of the largest and most influential Indian groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Today they share the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota with the Mandans and Hidatsas. Although their postcontact history and aspects of their culture are well documented, Douglas R. Parks's monumental four-volume work Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians represents the first comprehensive attempt to describe and record their language and literary traditions. Volumes 1 and 2 present transcriptions of 156 oral narratives in Arikara and include literal interlinear English translations. Volumes 3 and 4 contain free English translations of those narratives, making available for the first time a broad, representative group of Arikara oral traditions that will be invaluable not only to anthropologists and folklorists but to everyone interested in American Indian life and literature. The narratives cover the entire range of traditional stories found in the historical and literary tradition of the Arikara people, who classify their stories into two categories, true stories and tales. Here are myths of ancient times, legends of power bestowed, historical narratives, and narratives of mysterious incidents that affirm the existence today of supernatural power in the world, along with tales of the trickster Coyote and stories of the risque Stuwi and various other animals. In addition, there are accounts of Arikara ritualism: prayers and descriptions of how personal names are bestowed and how the Death Feast originated
Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R Murie( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of Pawnee by Douglas R Parks( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R Murie( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidatsa social and ceremonial organization by Alfred W Bowers( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization, a study of an important horticultural Plains Indian tribe, synthesizes the rich material Alfred W. Bowers recorded in the early 1930s from the last generation of Hidatsas who lived in the historic village of Like-a-Fishhook. This documentary record of their nineteenth-century lifeways is now a classic in American ethnography. The book is distinguished for its presentation of extensive personal and ritual narratives that allow Hidatsa elders to articulate directly their conceptions of traditional culture. It combines archeological and ethnographic approaches to reconstruct a Hidatsa culture history that is shaped by a concern for cultural detail stemming from the American ethnographic tradition of Franz Boas. At the same time, its concern for the understanding of social structure reflects the influence of the British structural-functional approach of A. R. Radcliffe-Brown. The most comprehensive account ever published on the Hidatsas, it is of enduring value and interest." -- Publisher's description
Caddoan texts by Douglas R Parks( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assiniboine : NF04( )

in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Assiniboine are a Siouan-speaking people closely related linguistically to the Sioux and Stoney. Contemporary Assiniboine live on two reservations in northern Montana and on four reserves in southern Saskatchewan. The Assinboine file consists of 20 documents, all in English, with a time span ranging from approximately 1640 to the early twentieth century. The major focus of the file, however, is on the period from the mid-nineteenth century to about 1940. The most detailed works for a general understanding of the traditional ethnography of the Assiniboine will be found in Denig, Lowie, Dusenberry, and Kennedy. Other major topics of special note in this file are: the history of the Assinboine fur trade in Ray, the Bear and Horse cults in Ewers, the Cypress Hill Massacre in Allen and Goldring, social change and acculturation in Rodnick, Assiniboine and Cree relationships in Sharrock, and Sioux-Assiniboine-Stoney linguistic relationships in Parks
Earth lodge tales from the Upper Missouri : traditional stories of the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan by Douglas R Parks( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Arikara language = Sáhniš wakuúnuʼ by Douglas R Parks( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arikara is spoken by the Arikara Tribe on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This textbook is designed for use in a beginninq language class or for independent study. It is intended to be a practical introduction to the language that will serve the need for a year-long course at either the secondary or postsecondary level. It is hoped that the book also constitutes a modest contribution to the preservation of the rich Arikara linguistic heritage. The 50 lessons combine in their themes grammar instruction with vocabulary development. Verb charts and a vocabulary list are appended. (Jb)
Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R Murie( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arikara coyote tales : a bilingual reader = Naaʼiikawiš sahniš( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-Arikara student dictionary( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in North American Indian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceremonies of the Pawnee / the Skiri by James R Murie( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional narratives of the Arikara Indians( Recording )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in North American Indian and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recordings of selected stories from Traditional narratives of the Arikara Indians edited by Douglas R. Parks. In the Arikara language. Arikara transcription and English translations available in the printed volumes
 
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