Hearts and Minds

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1996 | ISBN: 9780520204294
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918702 | DOI:
Hearts and Minds

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the rituals associated with Bent's Old Fort. These rituals include the exchange associated with trade, drinking and feasting, gaming, and marriages and other long-term relationships established between individuals belonging to various cultures who met at the fort. The book also describes the project of world formation in the southwestern Plains and the historical consequences of that project. This chapter discusses the cultural landscape and cultural identity of the people at Bent's Old Fort.

Keywords: Bent's Old Fort; rituals; world formation; cultural landscape; cultural identity; southwestern Plains

Chapter.  12668 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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