Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935 / Edition 1

Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935 / Edition 1

by Frederick E. Hoxie
     
 

This volume provides a history of the Crow Indians that demonstrates the link between their nineteenth-century nomadic life and their modern existence. The Crows not only weathered and withstood the dislocation and conquest that was visited upon them after 1805, but acted in the midst of these events to construct a modern Indian community - a nation. Their efforts… See more details below

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This volume provides a history of the Crow Indians that demonstrates the link between their nineteenth-century nomadic life and their modern existence. The Crows not only weathered and withstood the dislocation and conquest that was visited upon them after 1805, but acted in the midst of these events to construct a modern Indian community - a nation. Their efforts sustained the pride and strength reflected in Chief Plenty Coups's statement in 1925 that he did "not care at all what historians have to say about the Crow Indians," as well as their community's faith in the beauty of both its traditions and its inventions. Frederick Hoxie demonstrates that contact with outsiders drew the Crows together and tested their ability to adapt their traditions to new conditions. He emphasizes political life, but also describes changes in social relations, religious beliefs and economic activities. He profiles the skilled tribal leaders who bridged the worlds of the buffalo and the era of automobiles, and links Indians to other ethnic groups in American history. His concluding chapter discusses the significance of the Crow experience for American history in general.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521485227
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Studies in North American Indian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,333,280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Why are there no Indians in the twentieth century?1
Pt. 1Into history, 1805-18909
1Immigration in reverse11
2Parading into history31
3Life in a tightening circle60
4Refugees at the agency96
5A new home126
Pt. 2Making a nation, 1890-1920167
6Searching for structure: Crow families in transition169
7New gods in Crow country: the development of religious pluralism195
8Leaders in a new arena226
9Making a living: the Crow economy, 1890-1920266
Pt. 3Being Crow, 1920-1935295
10Stability and dependency in the 1920s297
11"Standing for rights": the Crow rejection of the Indian Reorganization Act325
12Crows and other Americans344
A note on sources377
Acknowledgments379
Index383

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