General George Custer's 1876 attack on a huge encampment of Plains Indians has gone down as the most disastrous defeat in American history. Much less understood is how disastrous it was for the "victors, " the Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Sitting Bull: within fifteen years all Native Americans were confined to reservations, their cultures in ruins.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, both a historian and a member of the Dakota Nation, demonstrates the value of oral history in this bilingual presentation and skillful analysis of the stories told by the Dakota elder Eli Taylor (1908-99). Taylor lived on the Sioux Valley Reserve in Manitoba, Canada, and was adopted into Wilson's family in 1988. He agreed to tell her his story and to share his accounts of the origins, history, and life ways of the Dakotas.
UNAVAILABLE Lakota Culture, World Economy is a study of Lakota economy at Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations based on extensive community interviews during the 1990s by a former attorney at Pine Ridge. This study is based on her doctorate in anthropology. She studies the traditional culture and values of contemporary Lakota communities and how their economy is marginalized within a global economy.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Based on the PBS television series, Postcards from Buster, this title takes young readers on a trip to South Dakota along with Buster. Buster and his father visit the famous Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument. They also meet a Lakota boy named Chris at the Crazy Horse memorial. Buster learns about the importance of Crazy Horse. He also gets to see buffalo during this vacation. Buster Hits the Trail is a Passport to Reading level 3 book.
The Black Elk Reader contains 16 scholarly essays about the literary, historical, philosophical, theological and religious perspectives raised by Black Elk (1863-1950) and the book, Black Elk Speaks. While there may still be controversy about Black Elk Speaks, this collection examines a variety of aspects about the person and his teachings. The book is divided into four sections and the second part deals extensively with textuality, cultural appropriation, and outright theft of spiritual traditions. The final contribution is an extensive bibliography about Black Elk and Lakota culture.
Lewis and Clark: Through Indian Eyes is a collection of nine essays collected by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This unique collection consists of essays by Native historians, authors, professors and tribal executives who offer highly personal and reflective perspectives on this much-celebrated in America. They bring a first-hand account of the overwhelming effects of this standard American history phenomenon on their tribal community. Contributors include the late Vine Deloria, N.
UNAVAILABLE Teepees is one of the titles in Bridgestone Books' series, Native American Life. Each of the titles describes the traditional dwellings of a specific Native American culture area. The Tepees title describes the architectural structure unique to the Plains culture area. This cone-shaped structure made from tree poles with buffalo hide covering served as a single-family home. A tepee could be as tall as a one-story building. The structure was easily moved and transported by a family as they travelled in search of buffalo to hunt. It offered shelter through the seasons.
Portfolio of Seth Eastman (1808-1875) watercolours of mainly Dakota and Ojibwe from 1849 to 1855. The coffee-table book contains 56 colour plates that include many well-known scenes such as Ojibwe gathering wild rice, the Indian sugar cap, and protecting the corn fields. Other images include a portrait of Red Jacket, Seneca leader, and a pastoral scene of Oneida Lake on the location of the famous Oneida Standing Stone. The book contains two essays as well as a description of the plates by Christian Feest. Several images portray Native women involved in activities of daily living.