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The Sioux : the Dakota and Lakota nations

Author: Guy E Gibbon
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Peoples of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sioux covers the entire historical range of the Sioux, from their emergence as an identifiable group in late prehistory to the year 2000. As an archaeologist, author Guy Gibbon has studied the material remains of the Sioux for many years. His expertise, his informative and engaging writing style, dozens of photographs, and the comprehensive endnotes and further reading lists make this a compelling and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy E Gibbon
ISBN: 1557865663 9781557865663
OCLC Number: 49625790
Description: xii, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Reading the Sioux --
Basic Sioux history --
Problems with modern history and ethnography --
The Sioux as historical relic, exotica, subject, and text --
Reorienting the reader --
An overview of the text --
2. The prehistory of the Sioux, 9500 BC-AD 1650 --
The received view of Sioux prehistory --
The anthropology and archaeology of identity --
The archaeological record --
Skeletal biology --
Historical linguistics --
A model of Sioux prehistory --
3. The French and English fur trade, 1650-1803 --
The French and English fur-trade period --
Sioux culture --
De-scribing historical documents --
Reading maps --
The archaeology of historic Sioux culture --
Entangled objects --
Imperfect translations --
Women's roles/women's voices --
4. The Early American period, 1803-1850 --
The Early American period --
Explaining Sioux warfare --
Engendered objects and spaces --
Kinship and social organization --
5. Fighting for survival, 1850-1889 --
The fight for survival --
Looking through pictures --
Custer's last stand? --
Men's clubs (associations) --
Traditional religion --
6. Assimilation and allotment, 1889-1934 --
Reservation dependency --
Storytelling --
Prophetic movements --
Colonizing time --
Language and colonial power --
7. Restoration and reorganization, 1934-1975 --
The re-emergence of Sioux culture --
Health and disease --
Sioux households --
Formal education --
The Dakota language: dictionaries, grammars, texts, and the ethnography of speaking --
8. The Sioux today: self-determination, 1975-2000 --
A new independence --
Sioux humor --
The stereotypes we know them by --
Who is a Sioux? --
Come on and soar, we are eagles!
Series Title: Peoples of America.
Responsibility: Guy Gibbon.
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