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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
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice Date
©2019.
Physical Description
ix, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Summary
This 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. Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull are iconic figures in the American imagination, but in this 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.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 05, 2020
Series
Lamar series in western history.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-505) 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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