The Dakota Peoples: A History of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota through 1863

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McFarland, 22 mars 2010 - 277 pages
The Dakota people, alternatively referred to as Sioux Native Americans or Oceti Sakowin (The People of the Seven Council Fires), have a storied history that extends to a time well before the arrival of European settlers. This work offers a comprehensive history of the Dakota people and is largely based on eyewitness accounts from the Dakota themselves, including legends, traditions, and winter counts. Included are detailed analyses of the various divisions (tribes and bands) of the Dakota people, including the Lakota and Nakota tribes. Topics explored include the Dakotas’ early government, the role of women within the Dakota tribes, the rituals and rites of the Dakota people, and the influence of the white man in destroying Dakotan culture.
 

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Table des matières

Introduction
1
The Origins of Man
3
Emergence
16
Whats in a Word?
28
Who Were the Oceti Sawakin?
39
Democracy in Motion
53
Robes and Moccasins Home and Furnishings
65
Hunt and Harvest
81
Social Graces
162
Within the Tipi
174
The Power of Women
185
Matters of Faith
193
Medicine and Power
207
Send a Voice
220
The Pursuit of Happiness
234
Wasicu
243

Animals of Power
100
Politics and Trade
113
War and Peace
129
The Way of the Warrior
148
Chapter Notes
257
Bibliography
263
Index
265
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Jessica Dawn Palmer lectures on Native American culture and wildlife issues and is the author of 29 books. She lives in Colorado and works as a wildlife rehabilitator.

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