Plains Sioux and U. S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee

ISBN-10: 0521605903

ISBN-13: 9780521605908

Edition: 2004

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Description: Through the interpretive lens of colonial theory, Jeffrey Ostler presents an original analysis of the tumultuous relationship between the Plains Sioux and the United States in the 1800s. He provides novel insights on well-known aspects of the Sioux story, such as the Oregon Trail, the deaths of "Crazy Horse" and "Sitting Bull", and the Ghost Dance, and offers an in-depth look at many lesser-known facets of Sioux history and culture. Paying close attention to Sioux perspectives of their history, the book demonstrates how the Sioux creatively responded to the challenges of U.S. expansion and domination, revealing simultaneously how U.S. power increasingly limited the autonomy of their communities as the century came to a close. Ostler's innovative analysis of the Plains Sioux culminates in a compelling reinterpretation of the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890. History Department Head at the University of Oregon, Associate Professor Jeffrey Ostler has held honors such as the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and has published articles in Western Historical Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, and Pacific Historical Review.

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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Jeffrey Ostler is Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of articles in such scholarly journals as Western Historical Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, and Pacific Historical Review.

Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the author of several books, including The People: A History of Native America . Jay T. Nelson is a program assistant at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, the Newberry Library.

Neal Salisbury, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences (History), at Smith College, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of MANITOU AND PROVIDENCE: INDIANS, EUROPEANS, AND THE MAKING OF NEW ENGLAND, 1500-1643 (1982), editor of THE SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS OF GOD, by Mary Rowlandson (1997), and co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of THE COMPANION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (2002). With R. David Edmunds and Frederick E. Hoxie, he has written THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICA (2007). He has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections and co-edits a book series, CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY. He is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history and has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and on the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

List of Illustrations and Maps
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Colonialism, Agency, and Power
Conquest
"Vilest Miscreants of the Savage Race": The Plains Sioux in an Empire of Liberty
"Futile Efforts to Subjugate Them": Failures of Conquest
"Doubtless an Unauthorized Promise": The Politics of the Great Sioux War
"Force Is the Only Thing": The Killing of Crazy Horse
Colonialism
"We Were Raised in This Country": Claiming Place
"I Work So Much it Makes Me Poor": The Reservation Economy
"Just as Well with My Hair on": Colonial Education
"All Men Are Different": The Politics of Religion and Culture
"Great Trouble and Bad Feeling": Government Agents and Sioux Leaders
"Enough to Crush Us Down": Struggles for Land
Anticolonialism and the State
"When the Earth Shakes Do Not Be Afraid": The Ghost Dance as an Anticolonial Movement
"To Bring My People Back into the Hoop": The Development of the Lakota Ghost Dance
"The Most Serious Indian War of Our History": The Army's Invasion
"If He Fights, Destroy Him": The Road to Wounded Knee
"A Valley of Death": Wounded Knee
Conclusion: After Wounded Knee
Index
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