Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians by David J. Wishart

By David J. Wishart

Till the final centuries, the human landscapes of the nice Plains have been formed completely through local americans, and because then the quarter has persisted to be outlined by means of the iconic presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the nice Plains Indians bargains a sweeping evaluation, throughout time and house, of this tale in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the good Plains, including 23 new entries concentrating on modern Plains Indians, and lots of new photographs. Here are the peoples, areas, tactics, and occasions that experience formed lives of the Indians of the good Plains from the beginnings of human habitation to the present—not purely yesterday’s wars, treaties, and traditions but in addition today’s tribal schools, casinos, and criminal battles. as well as entries on commonly used names from the earlier like Sitting Bull and loopy Horse, new entries on modern figures resembling American Indian stream religious chief Leonard Crow puppy and activists Russell capability and Leonard Peltier are incorporated within the quantity. Influential author Vine Deloria Sr., Crow drugs lady beautiful defend, Nakota blues-rock band Indigenous, and the Nebraska Indians baseball workforce also are one of the entries during this finished account. a person eager to learn about Plains Indians, previous and current, will locate this an authoritative and engaging resource.

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Along the Powder River in northern Wyoming and Montana are arroyo bison kill sites known as Yonkee from a site in southern Montana, with dates of about 2,500 years ago. Stone circles (tipi rings) are widespread features from this period, most of which are be- lieved to have held down the edges of hide coverings of conical lodges. Besant cultural groups, another Late Archaic group named from sites in southern Saskatchewan, may have been the most sophisticated pedestrian bison hunters to appear in the Plains.

Hyde, George E. Indians of the High Plains: From the Prehistoric Period to the Coming of Europeans. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959. , ed. Plains Indians, ad 500–1500: The Archaeological Past of Historic Groups. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. ” Trappers and tradA R A PA H O S ers in the early nineteenth century used the Crow name for Arapahos, Alappaho (“Many Tattoos”), and Arapahos began referring to themselves by that term in their dealings with Americans. Five dialects of Arapaho (an Algonquian language) existed in historical times and correlated with tribal divisions: Hinanaeina (Arapaho); Hitounena (Gros Ventre); and three others, the speakers of which presumably became absorbed by the other divisions.

One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. Fowler, Loretta. The Arapaho. New York: Chelsea House, 1989. Fowler, Loretta. Arapahoe Politics, 1851–1978: Symbols in Crises of Authority. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Fowler, Loretta: Tribal Sovereignty and the Historical Imagination: Cheyenne-Arapaho Politics. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. Kroeber, Alfred L. The Arapaho. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol.

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