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Dakota Peoples: A History of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota through 1863 / Edition 1

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Overview

The Dakota people, alternatively referred to as Sioux Native Americans or Oceti Sakowin (The People of the Seven Council Fires), have a storied history that extends to a time well before the arrival of European settlers. This work offers a comprehensive history of the Dakota people and is largely based on eyewitness accounts from the Dakota themselves, including legends, traditions, and winter counts. Included are detailed analyses of the various divisions (tribes and bands) of the Dakota people, including the Lakota and Nakota tribes. Topics explored include the Dakotas' early government, the role of women within the Dakota tribes, the rituals and rites of the Dakota people, and the influence of the white man in destroying Dakotan culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786431779
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Dawn Palmer lectures on American Indian topics and is the author of over 25 books. She lives in Havana, Florida.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Origins of Man     3
Emergence     16
What's in a Word?     28
Who Were the Oceti Sawakin?     39
Democracy in Motion     53
Of Everyday Things: Robes and Moccasins, Home and Furnishings     65
Hunt and Harvest     81
Animals of Power     100
Politics and Trade     113
War and Peace     129
The Way of the Warrior     148
Social Graces     162
Within the Tipi     174
The Power of Women     185
Matters of Faith     193
Medicine and Power     207
Send a Voice     220
The Pursuit of Happiness     234
Wasicu     243
Chapter Notes     257
Bibliography     263
Index     265
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