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Lakota Portraits: Lives of the Legendary Plains People

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A moving, thoughtful, beautifully illustrated look at the lives of men and women who helped shape the history of the Lakota people and the American West Lakota Portraits weaves together vignettes of Lakotas, including both prominent and ordinary individuals, to tell the story of the Lakota people. It covers the sweep of Lakota history from earliest years, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examining the question of who the Lakota people are, Joseph Agonito explores the days of nomadic freedom on ...
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Overview

A moving, thoughtful, beautifully illustrated look at the lives of men and women who helped shape the history of the Lakota people and the American West Lakota Portraits weaves together vignettes of Lakotas, including both prominent and ordinary individuals, to tell the story of the Lakota people. It covers the sweep of Lakota history from earliest years, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examining the question of who the Lakota people are, Joseph Agonito explores the days of nomadic freedom on the Great Plains, Lakota culture and religion, internal struggles, the coming of European settlers, conflicts generated by waves of miners and immigrants, clashes with white authorities, war with American soldiers, the loss of freedom, the countless challenges encountered in transitioning to the reservation, and life on and off the reservations. While numerous books tell the history of the Lakota people, Lakota Portraits tells their story through the colorful lives and experiences of various notable individuals who span that history. Each vignette tells a piece of the narrative—both grand and commonplace stories of men and women. Together, these stories paint a picture of a courageous, vibrant people, full of life and love for the Lakota nation and their homeland. Unlike other books on the Lakota, Lakota Portraits spends considerable time on the reservation years, well into the twentieth century, and the characters who helped shape the difficult and painful adjustments the Lakota people made to life on and off the agencies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762772124
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 485,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Agonito, Ph.D. is author or co-author of two books and numerous popular and scholarly articles and has produced and directed three film documentaries. In all three instances he has been recognized nationally for his work, winning the 2006 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel (co-authored), the 1999 Sellers Memorial Award for an Outstanding Original Contribution Published in Nebraska History and three film awards for his documentary work. (Titles available on request) As Professor of American History, he has specialized in the Plains Indians and the American West, teaching courses and publishing in these areas. Agonito has lectured widely on these and other topics.
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Table of Contents

Preface v

Chapter 1 Lakota Beginnings: Legends and History 1

Chapter 2 Bull Bear and Smoke: Early Rivalries and the Struggle for Power 17

Chapter 3 Red Cloud: The Long Journey 25

Chapter 4 Spotted Tail: Resistance through Accommodation 59

Chapter 5 Crazy Horse: Resistance through War 81

Chapter 6 Sitting Bull: The Last Indian 113

Chapter 7 Eagle Woman: A Woman's Voice for Peace 137

Chapter 8 The Ghost Dancers: Hope and Death at Wounded Knee 153

Chapter 9 Lost Bird: The Enduring Scars of Wounded Knee 177

Chapter 10 Guy Plenty Horses: Caught between Two Worlds 188

Chapter 11 Amos Bad Heart Bull: Saving the Lakotas through Art and History 198

Chapter 12 Black Elk: Saving the Lakotas through Religion 211

Chapter 13 Luther Standing Bear: The Best of Two Worlds 233

Chapter 14 Chauncey and Rosebud Yellow Robe: Living in the White Man's World 254

Chapter 15 Madonna Swan: A Woman's Traditional Lakota Way 268

Chapter 16 Frank Fools Crow: Living in the Lakota World 280

Reflections 306

Bibliography 311

Index 324

About the Author 340

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