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The Lakota ghost dance of 1890

Author: Rani-Henrik Andersson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A broad range of perspectives from Natives and non-Natives makes this book the most complete account and analysis of the Lakota ghost dance ever published. A revitalization movement that swept across Native communities of the West in the late 1880s, the ghost dance took firm hold among the Lakotas, perplexed and alarmed government agents, sparked the intervention of the U.S. Army, and culminated in the massacre of  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rani-Henrik Andersson
ISBN: 9780803210738 0803210736 9780803245914 0803245912
OCLC Number: 221147923
Description: xxii, 437 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wanáǧvi Wachípi ki̜ --
The Indian agents and the Lakota Ghost Dance --
"To protect and suppress trouble": the army responds --
Missionary views on the Lakota Ghost Dance --
"In an atmosphere pregnant with mysteries": press coverage of the Ghost Dance --
The U.S. Congress and the Ghost Dance --
Conclusion: toward "a great story" of the Lakota Ghost Dance --
Appendixes: 1. A chronology of events during the Lakota Ghost Dance period --
2. Phonetic key to the Lakota language --
3. The Messiah letters --
4. Kicking Bear's speech, October 9, 1890 --
5. Short Bull's speech, October 31, 1890.
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Offers an account and analysis of the Lakota ghost dance. This book presents the views and observations of Indian agents, the US Army, missionaries, the mainstream press, and Congress.  Read more...

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