1981. First edition, Third printing. Volume I of a 2-volume set: $175.00 for the 2-volume set. Texas Christian University Press.
Kiowa Voices: Ceremonial Dance, Ritual and Song
From the Jacket:
Faced with the possibility of losing much of their cultural heritage with the passing of the Kiowa elders, the Kiowa Historical and Research Society has recorded permanently some of the tribal memory chain. In the first volume of Kiowa Voices the society has presented Kiowa cultural beliefs and values as preserved and revealed in a combination of Kiowa ceremonial dances and song rituals, their legends and art.
The Kiowas have checked their tribal knowledge against the studies and reports of ethnologists, linguists, historians, and observers before approving their account. Where tribal knowledge disagrees with other accounts, the Kiowas have given their version in this book.
Excerpt from the Book:
Saynday, the Kiowa culture hero, wandered alone on the sunless earth until he discovered the Kiowas living underground. He enabled the people, as ants, to crawl upward through a hollow cottonwood tree and pulled them through a Sawpole