American Plains Indians is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Plains culture region. The book takes a narrow focus in the tribal groups portrayed during the period from the 1800s to the Little Bighorn Battle, 1876. The first plate details the clothing styles of Hidatsa and Assiniboin warriors.
In Common and Contested Ground: A Human and Environmental History of the Northwestern Plains, Theodore Binnema provides a sweeping and innovative interpretation of the history of the northwestern plains and its peoples from prehistoric times to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The real history of the northwestern plains between a.d. 200 and 1806 was far more complex, nuanced, and paradoxical than often imagined.
The Native American hunter had a true appreciation of where his food came from and developed a ritual relationship to animal lifeùan understanding and attitude almost completely lacking in modern culture. In this major overview of the relation between Indians and animals on the northern Great Plains, Howard Harrod recovers a sense of the knowledge that hunting peoples had of the animals upon which they depended and raises important questions about Euroamerican relationships with the natural world.
OUT OF PRINT The Blackfeet by Raymond Bial is part of the Lifeways series published by Benchmark Books. This title discusses the culture and history of the Blackfeet (Siksika) Nation. This Plains confederacy included three individual First Nations: the Blood or Kainai, Piegan (Peigan), and Blackfoot (Siksika). Their traditional homeland extended from Alberta to Montana. The book opens with a brief version of the Blackfeet creation story that features Napi. The remainder of the chapter describes the geography of their Plains homeland.
The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7 is based on the testimony of over 80 Elders from the five First Nations involved in Treaty 7: the Bloods, Peigans, Siksika, Stoney, and Tsuu T'ina. Their recollections highlight the grave misconceptions and misrepresentations between the two sides, due in part to inadequate interpretation and/or deliberate attempts to mislead.
Blackfoot Ways of Knowing:The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi articulates the philosophical and epistemological foundations of Blackfoot–Siksikaitsitapi ways of knowing. It examines the interdependent, interconnecting, and reciprocal relationships of identity, knowledge, and research among the Blackfoot-speaking peoples, and is a journey of connecting the ancient pieces of the building knowledge processes among Indigenous peoples. Betty Bastien works with the Access division at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.