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Describes the daily life of the Sioux Indians--their clothing, food, games, customs, etc.--before and after the coming of the white man.
Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux WarriorsGustav NiebuhrHarperCollins / 2014 / Hardcover$11.99 Retail:
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The injustices Native Americans have borne throughout the history of the modern United States are rarely taught, and scarcely mentioned. Lincoln's Bishop shines a light on one event that stands at the intersection of 19th century Native rights, war, and Christianity.
This is the account of Henry Benjamin Whipple, the Dakota War of 1862, and the largest mass execution on American soil. Whipple was a man beyond his time, who as a missionary, acknowledged that Native peoples should not be dispossessed of their land, and who advocated a reform of the corrupt and brutal Office of Indian Affairs. He had a goal: that Indians should be protected from corrupt government agents and traders, particularly those who cheated with liquor and brutally abused Native women. These abuses eventually led to the Dakota War of 1862, during which approximately 800 settlers died. In its wake, settlers demanded mass executions of Dakota.and Whipple went to President Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln personally reviewed each case and commuted close to 300 death sentences that had been meted out in hasty, farcical trials. While those he left to die-38 w arriors-would still make up the largest mass American execution, Whipple's efforts saved many. While the hangings are still controversial today, and its aftermath-the rounding up and incarceration of close to 2,000 Dakota at Fort Snelling in inhumane conditions, and the mutilation of the bodies by the community-decidedly make up another chapter of abuses, this fascinating account shines light onto the efforts of one man determined to move in the direction of righteousness.
210 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
Inspired by the richly detailed picture stories of the Plains Indians--sometimes drawn on ruled ledgers--this book is a visual feast that introduces children to pictographic art. This fictional account, based on historical fact, tells of a young Sioux warrior's childhood adventures on the plains and his journey East to the white man's school.
With wisdom learned over the years, Joseph M. Marshall has collected a series of sayings, myths, and stories from the Lakota traditions, history, and his own past. Arranged by character traits the Lakota admire, including humility, perseverance, honor, truth, bravery, generosity, and wisdom, each chapter is filled with the wisdom passed down from lessons learned and retained through hardship. 240 pages, indexed, softcover.
The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota HistoryJoseph M. Marshall IIIPenguin Random House / Trade Paperback$15.30 Retail:
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The saga of "Custer's Last Stand" has become ingrained in the lore of the American West, and the key players: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and George Armstrong Custer, have grown to larger-than-life proportions. Now, award-winning historian Joseph M. Marshall presents the revisionist view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn that has been available only in the Lakota oral tradition. Drawing on this rich source of storytelling, Marshall uncovers what really took place at the Little Big Horn and provides fresh insight into the significance of that bloody day.
Drawing upon extensive research and oral traditions from family and friends, Joseph M. Marshall's biography departs from the stereotypes and dry textbook portrayals of Crazy Horse. Having grown up hearing stories from those whose own parents knew him, Joseph Marshall listened to the memories and walked the places where Crazy Horse walked, in the process providing us with a biography that presents him as the Lakota knew him. 310 indexed pages, softcover.
Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little BighornRosemary Agonito, Joseph AgonitoGlobe Pequot / 2006 / Trade Paperback$13.46 Retail:
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The white men called it the "Battle of the Rosebud". The Cheyenne called it "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother". Buffalo Calf Road Woman rode through the dust and weapons of warfare to save her brother as he fell from his horse, earning her the respect of her tribe. Later, she would be the only woman to fight in the Battle of Little Big Horn, and she spent the majority of her life resisting the internment of Native Americans in reservations.
Culled together from oral histories, scarce historial mentions and drawings, the authors have fleshed out her story with knowledge of how other Cheyenne lived. Combining factual research from the best museums, archaeologial data and documents with what's known of Buffalo Calf's life, creates a unique, fictionalized but accurate portrait of a forgotten life. 242 pages, softcover. Glossary, Discussion questions, and timeline included in the back.
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little BighornNathaniel PhilbrickPenguin Random House / 2011 / Trade Paperback$16.20 Retail:
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Read and learn who Sitting Bull was with this book, the next up in the Who Was? series. Featuring a timeline of Sitting Bull's life, as well as a timeline of world events, a bibliography and fun facts, this biography for children ages 8 to 12 years, dives into the life of Lakota Sioux leader who fought to protect all of his people! You will learn about his early life, as a child born Jumping Badger, his childhood through his adulthood as a holy man and tribal chief. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
A reprinted classic work of American history, Blackfeet Indian Stories was originally in print from 1849-1938. An anthropologist and conservationist, Grinnell made the study of the northern American plains and Plains tribes his lifelong passion. This is a compilation of the Blackfeet stories he heard and collected and bound into one volume. 214 pages, softcover.
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and BeyondJoseph Medicine CrowRandom House / 2006 / Hardcover$14.36 Retail:
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Dr. Pimsleur's extremely accessible and successful program teaches you language in the same way a native speaker would--through exposure to everyday, normal conversations. Instead of chopping up a foreign language into a little bit of grammar and a dash of vocabulary, he presents the language as a whole. And rather than memorizing repetitive drills that only dull learning, the Pimsleur "input/output" system of learning actually challenges your brain, and asking you to recall what you've learned.
Basic Ojibwe will provide you with the vocabulary and language tools to learn the basics of a foreign language quickly and easily. You can listen anywhere, in the car or jogging, while the audio-only instruction teaches you spoken language organically. Thirty minute lessons with both grammar and vocabulary are designed to optimize the amount of language that can be learned in one sitting. The Basic Pimsleur Program is comprised of the first 10 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive Level 1 course. 5 Audio CDs included.
Chickadee and his twin brother Makoons are always stick up for each other, are always ready for mischief, and are always together-until one day Chickadee is captured and separated from his family. Thus begins two sets of journeys-Chickadee's family who set out to find him, and Chickadee's own journey, helped along by his namesake, to try and return home.
This brilliantly written book captures Ojibwe life in the mid-1800s. Book four of the "Birchbark House" series. Grades 4-8.
Sacagawea was a sixteen-year-old who made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She is a woman who has mountains in three states named after her. Her face is on the new U.S. golden dollar coin. Find out more about the real Sacagawea in this fun and exciting illustrated biography.