Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Yuwipi" - in JAAR





The word Yuwipi refers to a healing and curing ritual, as well to as the ritual specialist, the “Yuwipi man,” among the Lakota (Sioux). My new article, "Yuwipi: A Postcolonial Approach to Lakota Ritual Specialization and Religious Revitalization," published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religiontakes a critical look at how Yuwipi has been understood within Western academic, anthropological, and religious frameworks.