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CONTENTS
PAG>
Preface
V
Introduction
I
Song and Dance Among the Indians
4
PART I
DANCES AND SONGS
The Life of the Corn (a Drama in Five Dances)
9
Introduction
9
Dance I. The Corn Speaks
11
Dance II. Planting the Corn
15
Dance III. The Corn Springs Up
23
Dance IV. The Fields are Ready
30
Dance V. Honor to Mother Corn
35
Calling the Flowers
40
Appeal for Clear Sky
48
The He-de Wa-chi (An Omaha Festival of Joy)
54
PART II
GAMES
Introduction
63
HAZARD GAMES
Introductory Note
67
Pa-tol Stick
68
Plum Stone
71
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