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Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power

Title
Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hämäläinen.
ISBN
9780300215953
0300215959
9780300255256
030025525X
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice Date
©2019
Physical Description
ix, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary
The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history. This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty-first century. Pekka Hamalainen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter-gatherers and reveals how they reinvented themselves twice: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley, America's great commercial artery, and then-in what was America's first sweeping westward expansion-as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains. The Lakotas are imprinted in American historical memory. Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull are iconic figures in the American imagination, but in this groundbreaking book they emerge as something different: the architects of Lakota America, an expansive and enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations. Hamalainen's deeply researched and engagingly written history places the Lakotas at the center of American history, and the results are revelatory.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 17, 2019
Series
Lamar series in western history.
The Lamar series in western history
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : Dark matter of history
A place in the world
Facing west
The imperial cauldron
The Lakota meridian
The call of the White Buffalo Calf Woman
Empires
War
Shapeshifters
Upside-down soldiers
Epilogue : The Lakota struggle for indigenous sovereignty.
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