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Title Our hearts fell to the ground : Plains Indian views of how the West was lost / edited with an introduction by Colin G. Calloway.

Published Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  978.00497 OUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Series Bedford series in history and culture.
Bedford series in history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index.
Contents Indian Peoples of the Plains -- Conquest of the Plains -- Reservations and the Era of Forced Acculturation -- Native Responses and the Search for Hope -- Voices and Visions -- 1 Lone Dog's Winter Count -- 2 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 -- 3 A Pawnee Vision of the Future -- Sharitarish, "We Are Not Starving Yet," 1822 -- 4 Life and Death of Four Bears -- Four Bear's Buffalo Robe -- Four Bears Kills a Cheyenne Chief -- Death Speech of Four Bears -- Four Bears, Speech to the Arikaras and Mandans, July 30, 1837 -- 5 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 -- 6 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 -- 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 -- 7 Massacres North and South -- Account of Sand Creek -- Little Bear, The Sand Creek Massacre, 1864 -- Massacre on the Marias (1870) -- Bear Head, Account of the Massacre on the Marias -- 8 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 -- 9 Slaughter of the Buffalo -- First Hide Hunters -- Luther Standing Bear, "The Plains Were Covered with Dead Bison." -- 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 -- 10 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 -- 11 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 -- 12 Attending the White Man's Schools -- Early Days at Carlisle -- Luther Standing Bear, Life at Boarding School, 1879 -- Wohaw in Two Worlds -- 13 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 -- 14 Killing the Dream -- Messiah's Letter -- Wovoka, Message to the Cheyennes and the Arapahos, ca. 1890 -- "Something Terrible Happened." -- Black Elk, Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890.
Summary This unique anthology chronicles the Plains Indians' struggle to maintain their traditional way of life in the changing world of the nineteenth century. Its rich variety of 34 primary sources - including narratives, myths, speeches, and transcribed oral histories - gives students the rare opportunity to view the transformation of the West from Native American perspective. Calloway's comprehensive introduction offers crucial information on western expansion, territorial struggles among Indian tribes, the slaughter of the buffalo, and forced assimilation through the reservation system. More than 30 pieces of Plains Indian art are included, along with maps, headnotes, questions for consideration, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index.
Other author Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-
Subject Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
ISBN 031216050X (hardcover)
0312133545 (paperback)