Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians [NOOK Book]

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Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across time and space, of this story in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the Great Plains , together with 23 new entries focusing on ...
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Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians

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Overview



Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across time and space, of this story in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the Great Plains , together with 23 new entries focusing on contemporary Plains Indians, and many new photographs.
 
Here are the peoples, places, processes, and events that have shaped lives of the Indians of the Great Plains from the beginnings of human habitation to the present—not only yesterday’s wars, treaties, and traditions but also today’s tribal colleges, casinos, and legal battles. In addition to entries on familiar names from the past like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, new entries on contemporary figures such as American Indian Movement spiritual leader Leonard Crow Dog and activists Russell Means and Leonard Peltier are included in the volume. Influential writer Vine Deloria Sr., Crow medicine woman Pretty Shield, Nakota blues-rock band Indigenous, and the Nebraska Indians baseball team are also among the entries in this comprehensive account. Anyone wanting to know about Plains Indians, past and present, will find this an authoritative and fascinating source.
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KLIATT - Patricia Moore
A paperback spin-off from the University of Nebraska's Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians contains 123 articles appearing in the original publication to which 23 new articles and many illustrations have been added. Each highly readable article is signed by its author and followed by at least two or three references. The variety and range of the articles will appeal to any teacher or student of American history or American studies. Not only are there articles on the US government's military and political dealings with the tribal nations, but there are also long articles on individual tribes, tribal histories, individual tribal members, and tribal arts and artists. Also valuable is a long introduction co-written by Philip DeLoria and Christopher Riggs, which traces the history of the Plains Indians and summarizes their situation today. A valuable addition to any reference shelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803205802
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author



David J. Wishart is a professor of geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to editing the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (Nebraska 2004), he is the author of three other books, including An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians (Nebraska 1994).
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