Pima and Papago Ritual Oratory: A Study of Three Texts.

San Francisco: Indian Historian Press, 1975. Softcover. As New. From the introduction: "The hero of Piman (Pima-Papago) ritual oratory is a medicine man. The basic plot in an oration is his journey, often to a difficult and forbidding place. Oratorical style is an elaboration on words which describe this journey. These words go in cycles through an oration, and other details of narrative are hung onto them. In short, this is a traditional literature whose very form derives from the activities of shamans or medicine men." Item #1051

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