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Dahcotah: Life and Legends of the Sioux

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Presents an unparalleled glimpse into Sioux customs and manners by a writer who had the advantage of a long-term residency among the Indians.

Mary Henderson Eastman was the wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman. She gathered the material for htis book during sevenyears in the 1840s at Fort Snelling in what became Minnesota Territory.

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Overview

Presents an unparalleled glimpse into Sioux customs and manners by a writer who had the advantage of a long-term residency among the Indians.

Mary Henderson Eastman was the wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman. She gathered the material for htis book during sevenyears in the 1840s at Fort Snelling in what became Minnesota Territory.

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John C. Ewers
Mary Eastman certainly was a gifted writer who sought to understand the Sioux and to describe their life as accurately as possible....There is much good descriptive ethnology in her book. -- Montana, The Magazine of Western History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963933850
  • Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Preliminary Remarks 15
Mock-pe-en-dag-a-win; or, Checkered Cloud, The Medicine Woman 26
Red Earth; or, Mocka Doota-Win 32
Wenona; or, The Virgin's Feast 43
The Dahcotah Convert 52
Wabashaw 62
The Dahcotah Bride 70
Shah-co-pee: The Orator of the Sioux 83
Oye-kar-mani-vim: The Track Maker 93
Eta Keazah; or, Sullen Face 101
Tonwa-yah-pe-kin; The Spies 112
The Maiden's Rock; or, Wenona's Leap 123
The Indian in a Trance 130
Oeche-Monesah; The Wanderer 134
Tah-we-chu-kin; The Wife 144
Wah-zee-yah; Another of the Giant Gods of the Dahcotahs 154
Storms in Life and Nature; or Unkeahe and The Thunder Bird 157
Hokah Ozape: The Dance of the Giant 179
U-mi-ne-wah-chippe; or, To Dance Around 193
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