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The Resource Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power, Pekka Hämäläinen

Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power, Pekka Hämäläinen

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Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power
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Lakota America
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a new history of indigenous power
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Pekka Hämäläinen
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eng
Summary
"The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history. This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty-first century. Pekka Hamalainen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter-gatherers and reveals how they reinvented themselves twice: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley, America's great commercial artery, and then-in what was America's first sweeping westward expansion-as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains. The Lakotas are imprinted in American historical memory. Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull are iconic figures in the American imagination, but in this groundbreaking book they emerge as something different: the architects of Lakota America, an expansive and enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations. Hamalainen's deeply researched and engagingly written history places the Lakotas at the center of American history, and the results are revelatory."--Provided by publisher
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  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Book, 2020.
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 2020.
Review
/* Starred Review */ Hämäläinen (history, St. Catherine's Coll., Oxford Univ.; Comanche Empire) is one of the world's leading experts on nomadic equestrian peoples. His latest monograph focuses on the evolution of the Lakota from the 16th to 21st century. They initially were ensconced in the Missouri Valley where they proved influential in opposing the imperial designs of England, France, and Spain. In rising up against the colonial powers, they laid the foundation for later dominance of the Missouri Valley by the United States. By that time, the Lakota had adopted an equestrian lifestyle and had come to dominate the Great Plains. Their prowess as horsemen was evident at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where they delivered a devastating victory to George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry. Although a great victory, the Lakota lost the Great Sioux War of 1876–77 since they could not match the sheer numbers of the soldiers utilized by the United States during the conflict. The ability to adapt to changing circumstance, as exhibited first in the Missouri Valley and later in the Great Plains, has continued into the present, as the Lakota have been central to the effort to demand tribal sovereignty. VERDICT An essential purchase for all collections of American history and Native American studies. --John R. Burch (Reviewed 09/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 8, p81)
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YDX
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1967-
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Hämäläinen, Pekka
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978.004/975244
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.T34
LC item number
H35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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The Lamar series in western history
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  • Lakota Indians
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lakota Indians
  • United States
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a new history of Indigenous power
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Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power, Pekka Hämäläinen
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Contains bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Dark Matter of History -- A Place in the World -- Facing West -- The Imperial Cauldron -- The Lakota Meridian -- The Call of the White Buffalo Calf Woman - Empires - War - Shapeshifters -- UpsideDown Soldiers - Epilogue: The Lakota Struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty
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on1089959340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 530 pages
Isbn
9780300215953
Lccn
2018966994
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1089959340
Label
Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power, Pekka Hämäläinen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Contains bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark Matter of History -- A Place in the World -- Facing West -- The Imperial Cauldron -- The Lakota Meridian -- The Call of the White Buffalo Calf Woman - Empires - War - Shapeshifters -- UpsideDown Soldiers - Epilogue: The Lakota Struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty
Control code
on1089959340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 530 pages
Isbn
9780300215953
Lccn
2018966994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089959340

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