Bucko, Raymond A. 1954–

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Bucko, Raymond A. 1954–

PERSONAL: Born 1954. Education: Fordham University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1978; Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, M.Div., 1983; Regis College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M.S.T. (summa cum laude), 1984; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1992.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Member of Society of Jesus (Societas Jesu; Jesuits; S.J.). Teacher at a Native American high school, 1978–80; Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, faculty member, 1984–85; Oglala Lakota College, Pine Ridge, SD, faculty member, 1987–89; Native American Educational Services, Chicago, IL, teacher, 1991–92; Le Moyne College, assistant professor of anthropology, 1992–98, associate professor, 1998–2000, and academic computing coordinator; Creighton University, Omaha, NE, professor of anthropology, 2000–, director of Native American studies program, 2003–. Sioux Spiritual Center, summer instructor, 1994–; Fairfield University, visiting scholar, 1997; Australian Institute of Jesuit Studies, visiting fellow, 1997–98; lecturer at many other colleges and universities, including Wayne State College, Wayne, NE, University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund, Germany, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN, College of the Holy Cross, Emory University, University of Manitoba, Fordham University, Loyola University of Chicago, Syracuse University, and University of Deusto. Institute for Prehistoric Investigation, director of American Ethnology Laboratory; conducted ethnographic field studies in Benin City, Nigeria, 1985, at Pine Ridge Reservation, 1976–, and among the Pic River Ojibway, 1984–; also conducted field work in Micronesia and Israel; consultant. Member of editorial board, Alexander Street Press; member of editorial board for ethnohistory, Anthropology Review Database.

MEMBER: American Anthropological Association, American Association for Ethnohistory, National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers, AIDS and Anthropology Research Group, Central States Anthropological Society, Theta Alpha Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.


The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 1998.

(Editor, with Mike Marshall) Lakota Material Culture Collection and Associated Notes (electronic book), St. Francis Mission (Saint Francis, SD), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Lakota Warrior, by Joseph White Bull, translated and edited by James H. Howard, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 1998; Dakota Cross-Bearer: The Life and World of a Native American Bishop, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 2000; The Black Elk Reader, edited by Clyde Holler, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 2000; Religion and the Family, edited by Ronald A. Simkins and Gail S. Risch, Creighton University Press (Omaha, NE), 2005; and New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations, edited by Sergei Kan and Pauline Turner Strong, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 2006. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Neihardt Journal, Connections, Journal for Minority Medical Students, and European Review of Native American Studies.



Times Literary Supplement, May 7, 1999, review of The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice, p. 8.


Fr. Bucko's Mighty Home Page, http://puffin.creighton.edu/bucko/ (November 2, 2006).

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