Our Hearts Fell to the Ground Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost

ISBN-10: 0312133545
ISBN-13: 9780312133542
Edition: 1996
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations
Introduction: How the West Was Lost
The Indian Peoples of the Plains
The Conquest of the Plains
The Reservations and the Era of Forced Acculturation
Native Responses and the Search for Hope
Voices and Visions
Lone Dog's Winter Count
Horses, Guns, and Smallpox
How the Blackfeet Got Horses, Guns, and Smallpox
Saukamappee, Memories of War and Smallpox, 1787-1788
Howling Wolf: Trading Guns for Horses
"I Bring Death": The Kiowas Meet
Smallpox
Kiowa Legend
A Pawnee Vision of the Future
Sharitarish, "We Are Not Starving Yet," 1822
The Life and Death of Four Bears
Four Bear's Buffalo Robe
Four Bears Kills a Cheyenne Chief
The Death Speech of Four Bears
Four Bears, Speech to the Arikaras and Mandans, July 30, 1837
Counting Coups and Fighting for Survival
Account of Three Coyote's Expedition
Four Dancers, Three Coyotes Leads a Skirmish
Fighting for Crow Country
Arapooish, Speech on Crow Country
Two Leggings's Quest for Power
Two Leggings, The Dream and Reality of a Raid
A Woman's View of War
Pretty Shield, "Like Talking to Winter-Winds"
"The Only Way Open to Us"
Plenty Coups, On Alliance with the United States
The Agony and Anger of the Eastern Sioux
Big Eagle's Account of the Great Sioux Uprising
Jerome Big Eagle, A Sioux Story of the War, ca. 1894
The Complaints of Strike the Ree, Medicine Cow, and Passing Hail
Strike the Ree, Medicine Cow, and Passing Hail, Speeches to the Special Joint Committee on the Condition of Indian Tribes, 1865
Massacres North and South
Account of Sand Creek
Little Bear, The Sand Creek Massacre, 1864
The Massacre on the Marias (1870)
Bear Head, Account of the Massacre on the Marias
Talking to the Peace Commissioners: The Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867
"When We Settle Down We Grow Pale and Die."
Satanta, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge
"I Want to Live and Die as I Was Brought Up."
Ten Bears, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge
"Teach Us the Road to Travel."
Satank, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge
The Slaughter of the Buffalo
First Hide Hunters
Luther Standing Bear, "The Plains Were Covered with Dead Bison."
The End of the Buffalo Road
Carl Sweezy, On Taking "the New Road"
"War Between the Buffalo and the White Men"
Old Lady Horse, The Last Buffalo Herd
"They Stared at the Plains, as though Dreaming."
Pretty Shield, When the Buffalo Went Away
The Battle on the Greasy Grass, 1876
Sioux Signs and Arikara Premonitions
Red Star, Reading the Sioux Signs
Repelling Reno
Wooden Leg, A Cheyenne Account of the Battle
Red Horse: Pictorial Record of the Battle
"The Soldiers Were All Rubbed Out."
Iron Hawk, Killing Custer's Men
"The Women and Children Cried."
Mrs. Spotted Horn Bull, A View from the Village
The End of Freedom
"We Are Melting Like Snow on the Hillside."
Red Cloud, Speech to the Secretary of the Interior, 1870
An Old Woman's Dream
Buffalo Bird Woman, Recalling the Old Days
"I Just Listened, Said Nothing, and Did Nothing."
Wooden Leg, Serving as Judge
Learning to Like Wohaw
Carl Sweezy, Learning the White Man's Ways
Attending the White Man's Schools
Early Days at Carlisle
Luther Standing Bear, Life at Boarding School, 1879
Wohaw in Two Worlds
The Life and Death of Sitting Bull
Scenes from a Warrior's Life
Sitting Bull's Surrender Song
"It Is Your Own Doing That I Am Here."
Sitting Bull, Report to the Senate Committee, 1883
"Lieut. Bullhead Fired into Sitting Bull."
Lone Man, The Death of Sitting Bull, 1890
Killing the Dream
The Messiah's Letter
Wovoka, Message to the Cheyennes and the Arapahos, ca. 1890
"Something Terrible Happened."
Black Elk, Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890
Epilogue
Appendices
Chronology of How the West Was Lost
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

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