The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism From Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee

The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism From Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee

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This volume, first published in 2004, presents an overview of the history of the Plains Sioux as they became increasingly subject to the power of the United States in the 1800s. Many aspects of this story - the Oregon Trail, military clashes, the deaths of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, and the Ghost Dance - are well-known. Besides providing fresh insights into familiar events, the book offers an in-depth look at many lesser-known facets of Sioux history and culture. Drawing on theories of colonialism, the book shows how the Sioux creatively responded to the challenges of US expansion and domination, while at the same time revealing how US power increasingly limited the autonomy of Sioux communities as the century came to a close. The concluding chapters of the book offer a compelling reinterpretation of the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780521793469
0521793467
9780521605908
0521605903
Branch Call Number: E99.D1 O85 2004
Characteristics: viii, 387 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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