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From The Heart Of The Crow Country: The Crow Indians’ Own Stories Joseph Medicine Crow Crown 1 edition


31st January 2012 History Books 0 Comments

“Homespun slices of Crow archaeology, mythic history, and living memory . . . Always rewarding.”Ethnohistory (Ethnohistory ) –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

A highly respected elder of the Crow tribe draws on stories he has collected throughout his lifetime to offer a unique glimpse of American Indian culture as Indians themselves know it. “No one who hungers to understand what America lost when it destroyed the Plains Indian cultures should miss this exciting little book.”–Tony Hillerman.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

A highly respected elder of the Crow tribe draws on stories he has collected throughout his lifetime to offer a unique glimpse of American Indian culture as Indians themselves know it. "No one who hungers to understand what America lost when it destroyed the Plains Indian cultures should miss this exciting little book."–Tony Hillerman.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

“Homespun slices of Crow archaeology, mythic history, and living memory . . . Always rewarding.”Ethnohistory –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From The Heart Of The Crow Country: The Crow Indians’ Own Stories (Library of the American Indian)

Counting Coup and Cutting Horses: Intertribal Warfare on the Northern Plains, 1738-1889

McGinnis has produced a useful synthesis of tribal warfare and a compelling argument that brings some order out of the confusion of shifting alliances and short interludes of peace that dominated Indian life on the Northern Plains. Understanding the role that combat played in the lives of Plains Indians is essential to comprehending why Plains warriors found a life of enforced peace empty of meaning.Thomas R. Wessel, Western Historical Quarterly (Thomas R. Wessel Western Historical Quarterly )

One of the books most valuable features is a long bibliographical essay, which lists and evaluates numerous primary sources and secondary works. A graduate student or budding scholar interested in Plains Indian history would find this a useful place to begin.Roy W. Meyer, American Historical Review (Roy W. Meyer American Historical Review )

In preparing this book, Anthony McGinnis consulted a wide variety of sources, including early travelers accounts, government reports, and studies by other authorities, to present a comprehensive history of the conflict. Some content has been dealt with elsewhere, though not as sweepingly as here. Most significantly, McGinnis helps to further define the Indians motivations and explain their responses to the ideas, products, and events that affected them throughout the culturally critical mid-1800s. . . . Counting Coup and Cutting Horses merits attention as a worthwhile contribution to the field of Indian history.Jerome A. Greene, Montana: The Magazine of Western History (Jerome A. Greene Montana: The Magazine of Western History )

Counting Coup and Cutting Horses is the comprehensive history of more than 150 years of intertribal warfare between northern Plains tribes and a study of the complex rivalries that prevailed among the Native societies that migrated into and around the region. It is a sweeping drama about the warriors perpetual search for gloryfrom the plains of Nebraska to the grasslands of Saskatchewan, from the fields of Minnesota to the forests of Montana. It is also about the attempts of private interests and the U.S. government to control tribal warfare for their own purposes, and, ultimately, to end it.
Counting Coup and Cutting Horses: Intertribal Warfare on the Northern Plains, 1738-1889










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