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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.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 970.980 HAMAL 2019 (Text) 39705000040575 New Book Shelf Book None 10/04/2019 Available -

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  • ISBN: 0300215959
  • ISBN: 9780300215953
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-505) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Lakota Indians History
United States History 18th century
United States History 19th century
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