The Lost Universe Author:Gene Weltfish "Dr. Weltfish has written a modern anthropological classic which combines all of the data which the specialist would demand with an elegantly told and intrinsically interesting story...Her study of the Pawnee Indians of the Great Plains of the United States is not a dry ethnographic account. Rather it is a vivid document of almost epic proportio... more »ns written in clear, concise, and often lyrical prose."
"in 1928, when Dr. Weltfish first began to study the Pawnee nation, the remnants of the tribe already lived in Oklahoma. Most of their lifeways had already disappeared. Yet, there were people who still spoke only the Pawnee language, which she learned and analyzed.... With her knowledge of the language, Dr. Weltfish has been able to reconstruct Pawnee life as it was lived in the year about 1867; she did so through countless interviews with older people which she meticulously checked against historical fact, eyewitness accounts, and even archaeological remains...."
"Dr. Weltfish guides us through a typical Pawnee year. In the process, we learn of the spectacular, the philosophical, and the mundane aspects of Pawnee life."
"This is a full-scale picture of human beings living out their human lives...."« less