Lakota America: A New History Of Indigenous Power
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How the Lakota Indians profoundly shaped America
This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty-first century. Pekka Hämäläinen 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 and then—in what was America’s first sweeping westward expansion—as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains.
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 enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations.
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|Release Date:||October 22, 2019|