The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns [NOOK Book]

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The long-intertwined communities of the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation and the bordering towns in Sheridan County, Nebraska, mark their histories in sensational incidents and quiet human connections, many recorded in detail here for the first time. After covering racial unrest in the remote northwest corner of his home state of Nebraska in 1999, journalist Stew Magnuson returned four years later to consider the border towns’ peoples, their paths, and the forces that separate them. Examining Raymond Yellow ...
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The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns

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Overview

The long-intertwined communities of the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation and the bordering towns in Sheridan County, Nebraska, mark their histories in sensational incidents and quiet human connections, many recorded in detail here for the first time. After covering racial unrest in the remote northwest corner of his home state of Nebraska in 1999, journalist Stew Magnuson returned four years later to consider the border towns’ peoples, their paths, and the forces that separate them. Examining Raymond Yellow Thunder’s death at the hands of four white men in 1972, Magnuson looks deep into the past that gave rise to the tragedy. Situating long-ranging repercussions within 130 years of context, he also recounts the largely forgotten struggles of American Indian Movement activist Bob Yellow Bird and tells the story of Whiteclay, Nebraska, the controversial border hamlet that continues to sell millions of cans of beer per year to the “dry” reservation. Within this microcosm of cultural conflict, Magnuson explores the odds against community’s power to transcend misunderstanding, alcoholism, prejudice, and violence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896727601
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: Plains Histories
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 822,894
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

A native of Omaha and a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Stew Magnuson is a Washington, D.C.–based journalist and former foreign correspondent who has filed stories from Mali, Japan, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Indonesia. He has traveled or lived in forty-five countries, including the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, where he served in the Peace Corps, and Peshawar, Pakistan, where he worked with Afghan refugees in the late 1980s. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.Pekka Hämäläinen is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and specializes in borderlands and Native American history. He is the author of The Comanche Empire.
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Table of Contents


Contents
List of Illustrations 000
Foreword 000
A Brief Note from the Author 000
Prologue 000
A Cold Night in Gordon 000
The Story of John Gordon 000
Where Is Uncle Raymond? 000
The Ogalas? Long Journey to Pine Ridge 000
The White Folks? Journey to Sheridan County 000
A New World 000
Indian Scare 000
Two Paths 000
Thunder in the Courthouse 000
Billy Jack Goes to Gordon 000
Little Skid Row on the Prairie 000
The Battle of Whiteclay 000
Another Saturday Night in Gordon 000
Acknowledgments 000
Notes 000
Sources 000
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Viper's bio

    Name: Viper. &#9483 Gender: Female. &#9483 Looks: Muscular, dark gray wolf with deep green eyes. &#9483 Mate/Pups: None. &#9483 Crush: I just got here. &#9483 History: Not much to tell. &#9483 Kin: Unknown. &#9483 Other: Just ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    | Shard's bio |

    { changing her age to a year and a half old, for personality reasons! }

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Day's Bio

    Name:Day<p>
    Age:2 years<p>
    Personality:He is kind, strong, brave and loyal. He can be funny most of the time but when he is upset be becomes withdrawn.<p>
    Crush/Mate/Pups:None of any right now. Kinda new(Any bio updates will be at Day result one.)<p>
    Looks:He is a dark red male wolf. He is large for his age and a very fierce fighter. He will defend his mate and pack with his life.<p>
    Rank:Lead Fighter<p>
    History:I was once in MacMoon Pack and had a mate but they slowly died. I have been a drifter ever since.<p>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Blazer and Scarr bio

    Blazer-a Sabel she wolf (a goldenush brown and yes this a realustic color) one scarr on her paw Crush: hmmn. Mate:nope, pups:nope

    Scarr-a dark brown wolf with green eye one scarr across,his nose,another on his ear and large scars in his underbelly. Despite his growls and scarrs he has a more quiet side that can leaf to depression or anger from the past. Crush:hmmm.mate:no.pups)no

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Burnes' Biography

    Name: BlackBurne, but call him Burne. <br> Gender: Male &male <br> Age: Wha-..Who..? <p> Mate: Not yet. <br> Crush: Sshh! Don't tell anyone! Ha! I almost told you. It's-*he stops himself with a paw* <br> Pups: Ugh. <p> Appearance: He is dark , redish- brown, with light silvery-blue eyes, white paws, black ear tips, and a black tipped tail. <p> Personality: Can be serious at times, but is prankstery, playful, and disobedient. He's badically childish, but in a grown up way. <p> Family: <p> Eh, I'm not suppised to be RPing him, but he is Blade and Suspects son. Once he has a mate, she will join The Raid. The Raid is an evil pack, where his parents are the Alphas. In The Raid, Burne is just born. So wait till....August 8th to join if you have become his mate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Sparrow's Biography

    Age: unknown/Gender: female/Crush: Burne/Pups: none (kalay and Raven, l am not your mother.)/Description: ice blue eyes and a white coat with tiny streaks of silver/Persona: brave, loyal, kind

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Kalay and Raven

    -Kalay- <br>
    2 years <br>
    Female or &female <br>
    Kin: <br> Raven [Twin brother.] <br>
    Sparrow[Mother] <br>
    Looks:Fully black with silver eyes. <br>
    Mate/Pups: Her older brother will rip you head off if you touch her. But she flifts to annoy him. <br>
    Personality: Self-cofident and independant.

    <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p>

    -Raven- <br>
    2 years <br>
    Male or &male <br>
    Kin: <br>
    Kalay [Twin Sister] <br>
    Sparrow [Mother] <br>
    Looks: Fully black withe silver eyes. An a white spot. <br>
    Mate/Pups: Nope/Nope <br>
    Personality: Dependent on his sister and energetic <br>
    &spades &spades

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Apocalypse

    Name- Apocalypse <p>
    Age- unknown <p>
    Gender- &male <p>
    Appearence- He has a black pelt, green eyes, and white paws. He has very sharp claws and fangs, and a muscular body, has a scar on his left eye, and several scars on his back. <p>
    Personality- Get to know him.... <p>
    History- Not telling.... <p>
    Crush/mate- No.... <p>
    I guess that's it..... <p>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Silver's bio (updated)

    Name: Silver <br> Gender: &female <br> Apperance: thick, light grey fur that shines liquid silver in sirect sunlight and sapphire blue eyes with the depth of twin oceans. <br> Personality: Warm, kind, thoughtful, fun-loving, and outgoing, but with the confidence, courage and leadership born of the icy mountains of her home. <br> Rank: beta (deputy) <br> Mate/crush: none

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    | Shard's Bio |

    NAME &star "Shard, it's just Shard." <p> GENDER &star "A she-wolf of course, I am Alphess after all." <p> AGE &star "It's true that I am quite young to be a leader, only three years old. But don't put that against me. I could knock you off your paws in an instant!" <p> RANK &star "I am Alphess Shard, leader and protector of The Cold Ones." <p> PERSONALITY &star "I've heard many wolves call me bitter, and I would be a liar to say I'm not. But what do you expect? Ice runs in my veins. But get to know me before you judge against me." <p> APPERANCE &star "I'm quite an average height and size for a wolf, if not a little less. You could say I'm slender with a sleek and tufted pelt, and a wispy tail with gray eyes. The tips of my ears are gray as well as my paws and tail. But that's about the only unusual thing about me, except for my eyes of course." <p> KIN &star <br> Grandparents - Malik & Sorrow <br> Aunts - Culuna & Latherina <br> Uncle - Rusty? <br> Parents - Blaze & Unknown <br> Sister - Luna <br> Brothers - Dust & Shatter <p> THEME SONG &star Hurricane by MR MS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Dullsmoke

    So....e-o Trying to replace me were ya? Nah. I'm joking. Oh yeah, and sorry 'bout Berrythorn. I don't rp in RainClan often anyway, and of course Bluesoul is the only one he ever got to talk to! It was frustrating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Dull

    It is...

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

    Well researched, provocative book

    Stew Magnuson took the time and effort to get to know all sides of the story and it shows in his latest offering. This book is well thought out and is a must-read for anyone interested in Native American affairs. Even for those with no interest, it is a must-read as it offers a glimpse into a way of life that most choose to ignore.

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