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The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground

by Jeffrey Ostler
     
 

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The story of the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homelands and their remarkable legal battle to regain it The Lakota Indians counted among their number some of the most famous Native Americans, including Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Their homeland was in the magnificent Black Hills in South Dakota, where they found plentiful game and held religious ceremonies

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The story of the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homelands and their remarkable legal battle to regain it The Lakota Indians counted among their number some of the most famous Native Americans, including Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Their homeland was in the magnificent Black Hills in South Dakota, where they found plentiful game and held religious ceremonies at charged locations like Devil's Tower. Bullied by settlers and the U. S. Army, they refused to relinquish the land without a fight, most famously bringing down Custer at Little Bighorn. In 1873, though, on the brink of starvation, the Lakotas surrendered the Hills. But the story does not end there. Over the next hundred years, the Lakotas waged a remarkable campaign to recover the Black Hills, this time using the weapons of the law. In The Lakotas and the Black Hills, the latest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History, Jeffrey Ostler moves with ease from battlefields to reservations to the Supreme Court, capturing the enduring spiritual strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished homeland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101190289
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
455 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Ostler is a professor of history at the University of Oregon, and the prize-winning author of The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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