Native Americans of the Plains

Author: Deborah Kops

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907040

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 32

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Learn about the traditional ways of life of some of the region's first people. See how horses and the loss of the buffalo changed their lives. How did settlers and people traveling west affect the Native Americans of the Plains? Find out how they live today.

The Plains Cree

An Ethnographic, Historical, and Comparative Study

Author: David Goodman Mandelbaum,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889770133

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8626


Based on the author's thesis. Part I was previously published in 1940 by the American Museum of Natural History. This revised edition includes two additional comparative sections.

Nations of the Plains

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778703686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2964


Ages 4 to 8 years.The plains region was home to many native nations. For hundreds of years, these peoples followed the giant, wandering herds of buffalo upon which they were dependent. Clear, informative text and beautiful illustrations help describe the cultures and the ways of life of the different native nations who called the plains their home.

Clearing the Plains

Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

Author: James William Daschuk

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 0889772967

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 5994


In arresting, but harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics--the politics of ethnocide--played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream." It was a dream that came at great expense: the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day. "Clearing the Plains is a tour de force that dismantles and destroys the view that Canada has a special claim to humanity in its treatment of indigenous peoples. Daschuk shows how infectious disease and state-supported starvation combined to create a creeping, relentless catastrophe that persists to the present day. The prose is gripping, the analysis is incisive, and the narrative is so chilling that it leaves its reader stunned and disturbed. For days after reading it, I was unable to shake a profound sense of sorrow. This is fearless, evidence-driven history at its finest." -Elizabeth A. Fenn, author of Pox Americana "Required reading for all Canadians." -Candace Savage, author of A Geography of Blood "Clearly written, deeply researched, and properly contextualized history...Essential reading for everyone interested in the history of indigenous North America." -J.R. McNeill, author of Mosquito Empires

Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians

Author: Ronald P. Koch

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806121376

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 219

View: 4069


Assembles information on and photographs of the shirts, robes, moccasins, headdresses, and ceremonial clothing of various Plains Indian tribes, illuminating their history and culture

Crossing the Plains

Narratives of the Scenes, Incidents and Adventures Attending the Overland Journey of the Decatur and Rush County Emigrants to the "far-off" Oregon in 1852

Author: Origen Thomson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 122

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Across the Plains

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson


ISBN: 1425005004

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 9840


This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Plains

Author: Gerald Murnane

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921110

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9211


This haunting novel is a classic of Australian literature. A nameless young man arrives on the plains and begins to document the strange and rich culture of the plains families. As his story unfolds, the novel becomes, in the words of Murray Bail: a mirage of landscape, memory, love and literature itself.