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The Lakotas and the Black Hills

The Lakotas and the Black Hills

The Struggle for Sacred Ground

  • Author: Jeffrey Ostler
  • Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780143119203
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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Traces the loss of the Lakota Sioux's spiritual homelands and their legal battle to regain them, recounting such events as the defeat of Custer at Little Bighorn and their Supreme Court campaigns.

Black Hills White Justice

Black Hills White Justice

The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present

  • Author: Edward Lazarus
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803279872
  • Category: History
  • Page: 492
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Black Hills/White Justice tells of the longest active legal battle in United States history: the century-long effort by the Sioux nations to receive compensation for the seizure of the Black Hills. Edward Lazarus, son of one of the lawyers involved in the case, traces the tangled web of laws, wars, and treaties that led to the wresting of the Black Hills from the Sioux and their subsequent efforts to receive compensation for the loss. His account covers the Sioux nations? success in winning the largest financial award ever offered to an Indian tribe and their decision to turn it down and demand nothing less than the return of the land.

The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee

The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee

  • Author: Jeffrey Ostler
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521605908
  • Category: History
  • Page: 387
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Presents an overview of the relations between the Plains Sioux Indians and the United States.

Surviving Wounded Knee

Surviving Wounded Knee

The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory

  • Author: David W. Grua
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019024903X
  • Category: Collective memory
  • Page: 288
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On December 29, 1890, the US Seventh Cavalry killed more than two hundred Lakota Ghost Dancers - including men, women, and children - at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. After the work of death ceased at Wounded Knee Creek, the work of memory commenced. For the US Army and some whites,Wounded Knee represented the site where the struggle between civilization and savagery for North America came to an end. For other whites, it was a stain on the national conscience, a leading example of America's dishonorable dealings with Native peoples. For Lakota people it was the site of the"biggest murders," where the United States violated its treaty promises and slaughtered innocents.Historian David Grua argues that Wounded Knee serves as a window into larger debates over how the US's conquest of the indigenous peoples should be remembered. Opposing efforts to memorialize the event ultimately proved a contest over language and assumptions rooted in the concept of "race war" orthe struggle between "civilization" and "savagery." Was Wounded Knee a heroic "battle" - the final victory of the American empire in the trans-Mississippi West? Or was it a "massacre" that epitomized the nation's failure to deal honorably with Native peoples? Even today, over a century later, thetransmission of memory to survivors' descendants remains potent, and December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of Wounded Knee, will be marked by commemorations and lingering questions about the United States' willingness to address the liabilities of Indian conquest.

Women and Ledger Art

Women and Ledger Art

Four Contemporary Native American Artists

  • Author: Richard Pearce
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 0816521042
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 101
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Although ledger art has long been considered a male art form, Women and Ledger Art calls attention to the extraordinary achievements of four contemporary female Native artists—Sharron Ahtone Harjo (Kiowa), Colleen Cutschall (Oglala Lakota), Linda Haukaas (Sicangu Lakota), and Dolores Purdy Corcoran (Caddo). The book examines these women's interpretations of their artwork and their thoughts on tribal history and contemporary life.

Approaching the World's Religions, Volume 1

Approaching the World's Religions, Volume 1

Philosophically Thinking about World Religions

  • Author: Robert Boyd
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498295932
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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Philosophically Thinking about World Religions is different from other works in the discipline today. It deviates from the typical approaches used for the study of world religions. Its goal is to engage readers in thinking hard about world religions, not about the data surrounding those traditions. By focusing on philosophical questions, each reader should be challenged to do their own investigations that may reveal the heart of these traditions. Another stance that this project takes that distinguishes it from other texts in the discipline is that it advocates an inclusivist perspective regarding the world religions. Pluralism, which is the predominate assumption today, ends either in contradiction or in the development of a metatheory that dismisses crucial distinctions between the various traditions or eliminates some ancient religions because they do not fit the metatheory. By taking an open inclusivist approach, all religious traditions may engage at the table of dialogue. The final essay is about justice and social affairs. While that discussion is couched within the context of a particular tradition, each religious tradition must have the discussion. But it must be more than an intrareligious dialogue; it must become an interreligious dialogue.

Ruling Pine Ridge

Ruling Pine Ridge

Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee

  • Author: Akim D. Reinhardt
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896726017
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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“Reinhardt furnishes revealing portraits of Gerald One Feather, Dick Wilson, Russell Means; he offers a telling indictment of Pine Ridge’s economy. He is one of the few historians who understands the distinction D’Arcy McNickle made decades ago between loss and defeat. He and the late Vine Deloria, Jr. would have welcomed this volume because of its thorough research and, above all, its unflinching honesty. Writing in 1970 Deloria called for historians to ‘bring historical consciousness to the whole Indian story.’ Ruling Pine Ridge achieves that goal. It will be required reading for all who care about not only the indigenous past but as well its connection to the problems of the present and the challenges of the 21st century.” —Peter Iverson, author of Diné: A History of the Navajos Incorporating previously overlooked materials, including tribal council records, oral histories, and reservation newspapers, Ruling Pine Ridge explores the political history of South Dakota’s Oglala Lakota reservation during the mid-twentieth century. Akim D. Reinhardt examines the reservation’s transition from the direct colonialism of the pre–1934 era to the indirect colonial policies of the controversial Indian Reorganization Act (IRA). The new federal approach to Indian politics was evident in the advent of the tribal council governing system, which is still in place today on Pine Ridge and on many other reservations. While the structure of the reservation’s governing body changed dramatically to reflect mainstream American cultural values, certain political equations on the reservation changed very little. In particular, despite promises to the contrary, the new reservation government’s authority was still severely constrained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In addition, the new governing format led to an aggravation of social divisions on the reservation. Reinhardt then examines the period of 1968–1973, showing that many of the political players on the reservation had changed, and although the tribal council system was well established by this point, deep dissatisfaction with the IRA government persisted on Pine Ridge. This longstanding unhappiness came to a head in 1973, with the occupation and siege of Wounded Knee. Reinhardt demonstrates that the siege is best understood not as a political stunt of the American Indian Movement (AIM), but as a spontaneous, grassroots protest that was at least forty years in the making.

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma

The American Portraits Series

  • Author: Camilla Townsend
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 9781429930772
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Camilla Townsend's stunning new book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither naïve nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father, the powerful king Powhatan, confronted the vast might of the English with sophistication, diplomacy, and violence. Indeed, Pocahontas's life is a testament to the subtle intelligence that Native Americans, always aware of their material disadvantages, brought against the military power of the colonizing English. Resistance, espionage, collaboration, deception: Pocahontas's life is here shown as a road map to Native American strategies of defiance exercised in the face of overwhelming odds and in the hope for a semblance of independence worth the name. Townsend's Pocahontas emerges--as a young child on the banks of the Chesapeake, an influential noblewoman visiting a struggling Jamestown, an English gentlewoman in London--for the first time in three-dimensions; allowing us to see and sympathize with her people as never before.

The Western Historical Quarterly

The Western Historical Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: N.A
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The Sioux

The Sioux

The Dakota and Lakota Nations

  • Author: Guy Gibbon
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470754958
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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This book covers the entire historical range of the Sioux, from their emergence as an identifiable group in late prehistory to the year 2000. The author has studied the material remains of the Sioux for many years. His expertise combined with his informative and engaging writing style and numerous photographs create a compelling and indispensable book. A leading expert discusses and analyzes the Sioux people with rigorous scholarship and remarkably clear writing. Raises questions about Sioux history while synthesizing the historical and anthropological research over a wide scope of issues and periods. Provides historical sketches, topical debates, and imaginary reconstructions to engage the reader in a deeper thinking about the Sioux. Includes dozens of photographs, comprehensive endnotes and further reading lists.

Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Plains
  • Page: N.A
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Montana

Montana

The Magazine of Western History

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: N.A
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The Sioux

The Sioux

The Past and Present of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota

  • Author: Donna Bowman
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 149144990X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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"Explains Sioux history and highlights Sioux life in modern society"--

Thieves' Road

Thieves' Road

The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn

  • Author: Terry Mort
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1633883337
  • Category: History
  • Page: 341
  • View: 9862
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In the summer of 1874, Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition of some 1000 troops and more than one hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota. This narrative history tells the little-known story of this exploratory mission and reveals how it set the stage for the climactic Battle of the Little Bighorn two years later. What is the significance of this obscure foray into the Black Hills? The short answer, as the author explains, is that Custer found gold. This discovery in the context of the worst economic depression the country had yet experienced spurred a gold rush that brought hordes of white prospectors to the Sioux's sacred grounds. The result was the trampling of an 1868 treaty that had granted the Black Hills to the Sioux and their inevitable retaliation against the white invasion. Mort brings the era of the Grant administration to life, with its "peace policy" of settling the Indians on reservations, corrupt federal Indian Bureau, Gilded Age excesses, the building of the western railroads, the white settlements that followed the tracks, the Crash of 1873, mining ventures, and the clash of white and Indian cultures with diametrically opposed values.

Life's Journey-- Zuya

Life's Journey-- Zuya

Oral Teachings from Rosebud

  • Author: Albert White Hat
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781607811770
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 186
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A fascinating look at Lakota lifeways and history through the voices of medicine men and White Hat s personal stories"

The Lakota

The Lakota

Siox Indians

  • Author: Robert David Bolen
  • Publisher: Fort Boise Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781450795203
  • Category: History
  • Page: 183
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Bolen presents a comprehensive history of the largest Plains tribe in America, the Lakota Sioux. The volume is accompanied by b&w photos.

Mountain Windsong

Mountain Windsong

A Novel of the Trail of Tears

  • Author: Robert J. Conley
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806127460
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 218
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A Cherokee grandfather and grandson retell the story of Waguli, a young Cherokee forced into exile in Oklahoma, and his fiancee, Oconeechee, who remains behind in hiding and searches for him

Killing Custer

Killing Custer

The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians

  • Author: James Welch,Paul Jeffrey Stekler
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393329391
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Treats the battle with Custer from the Indians' point of view, showing how their "victory" was merely a last hurrah for a landless people stripped of their rights.

Native American Environmentalism

Native American Environmentalism

Land, Spirit, and the Idea of Wilderness

  • Author: Joy Porter
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803248350
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 203
  • View: 1829
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Originally titled: Land and spirit in native America, 2012.

The Lobster Coast

The Lobster Coast

Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

  • Author: Colin Woodard
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143035343
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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A history of coastal Maine's lobster communities describes their ongoing defense of local traditions against forces that would exploit their resources, their communal values, and the wisdom they have gleaned from lifetimes spent in collaboration with one another. Reprint.