Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts is the exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minneapolis Institute of Art's show that celebrates and honour the craftsmanship and artistry of the decorated hide shirts from the Great Plains people. Drawing on the Museum's exquisite collection of 400 men's hide shirts, the co-curators George P. Horse Capture and his son Joseph Horse Capture, the book features 53 of the truly amazing leather shirts created during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Deadliest Enemies: Law and Race Relations on and off the Rosebud Reservation examines the nature of law in America as it impinges on the everyday lives of the Lakota Nation people living on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Anthropologist Thomas Biolsi points to the contradictory nature of race, sovereignty, and nationhood ideas among the Lakota People and their neighbours surrounding the reservation. These conflicting ideas and laws provide the setting for everyday interactions that bring together the deadliest enemies of Indian People, the non-Indian neighbours.
The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Count at the Smithsonian is co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the National Museum of the American Indian. It celebrates the unique historical record of the Lakota Nation found in their winter counts. As a record of historical events important to the Lakota, this book contains representation from 14 winter counts that extend historical knowledge over 200 years of Lakota history. In a selection of essays the book documents these 14 calendar records that record the Leonid meteor shower of 1833û34.
Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark by Lakota author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve brings a totally fresh perspective to the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806). From the Lakota perspective she sets the story within a village of Lakota people. The key storytellers of the story are three boys who just happen to see a boat on the Bad River while they are out swimming. Their initial meeting with the gruff Americans turns negative as their elders meet with the strangers.
The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn has become known as the quintessential clash of cultures between the Lakota and white settlers. The men who led the battle such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Colonel George A. Custer have become legends. Here award-winning Lakota historian Joseph Marshall reveals the nuanced complexities that led up to and followed the battle. Until now, this account has been available only within the Lakota oral tradition.
Crazy Horse's Vision is a children's picture book by Abenaki writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac. This story is a fictionalized biography about the childhood and coming of age of the noted Lakota Sioux leader and warrior. Crazy Horse was born in the fall of 1841 or 1842. During his childhood his parents and others in the Lakota village noticed that he was quiet and thoughtful, displaying leadership qualities. The boy did not always carry the name, Crazy Horse. At birth, his mother called the child Curly in recognition of his curly hair.
In The Journey of Crazy Horse: A History, Lakota author and educator Joseph Marshall draws on the oral history and traditions of the Lakota to weave a highly readable account of the life of Crazy Horse. Joseph Marshall lll was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and his first language is Lakota.
OUT OF PRINT The Sioux is one of the titles in the Learner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this newly released series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Sioux Nation (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) are described in five chapters. The meaning of the name, Sioux, is explained. Their lifestyle such as family life, the importance of the buffalo in Sioux economy, the roles of men and women, and spiritual beliefs are briefly detailed.
Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools is a personal memoir from a boarding school (residential school) survivor who attended the Holy Rosary Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation for ten years. Giago is an award-winning journalist from the Pine Ridge Reservation who also founded Lakota Times (now the Indian Country Times). His recollections are paired with heart-felt poems about his years spent at boarding school. The first part of the book presents his perspective as a survivor.