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Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hämäläinen.


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.

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  • ISBN: 9780300215953
  • ISBN: 0300215959
  • Physical Description: ix, 530 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Contains bibliographical references (pages 399-505) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Lakota Indians > History.
Lakota Indians.
United States > History > 18th century.
United States > History > 19th century.
United States.
Genre: History.

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