'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life' is a compelling history of the role of government-sponsored policy that lead to the overwhelming loss of life of Indigenous People of the Plains region from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. This is the new edition of the 2013 work with the title 'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (ISBN 9780889773400).
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.
Seven Visions of Bull Lodge, as told by his daughter, Garter Snake recounts the spiritual history of the Gros Ventre or White Clay People of northern Montana in this powerful narrative. The story was originally told and documented as part of the United States W.P.A. project. Fred P. Gone, the Gros Ventre man hired to collect traditional stories on the reservation, recorded the narrative from the elderly daughter of Bull Lodge. Garter Snake (1868-1953) tells the story of her father, Bull Lodge (1802-1886) with precise detail and minimal commentary.