Lakota Portraits: Lives of the Legendary Plains People

Lakota Portraits: Lives of the Legendary Plains People

by Joseph Agonito

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Lakota Portraits: Lives of the Legendary Plains People by Joseph Agonito

A moving, thoughful, 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 revealing glimpses into the lives of the Lakota people, including both the prominent and the lesser known-from Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and Eagle Woman to Luther Standing Bear, Madonna Swan, and Frank Fools Crow-to tell the story of their culture and their history. 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 reservation.

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 reveals a piece of the bigger narrative, painting a picture of a courageous, vibrant people, full of life and love for the Lakota nation and its ancestral homeland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772124
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,229,582
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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