9780764335365

Plains Indians Regalia and Customs

  • ISBN 13:

    9780764335365

  • ISBN 10:

    0764335367

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/30/2010
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd

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Summary

This original study of Plains Indian cultures of the 19th century is presented through the use of period writings, paintings and early photography that relate how life was carried out. The author juxtaposes the sources with new research and modern color photography of specific replica items. Thereby, the past comes to life and todayÆs readers learn this history with concrete examples to which they relate. The comprehensive text documents the seven major tribes: Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, Hidatsa, Mandan, and Lakota. Observations of Plains Indian menÆs and womenÆs habits include procuring food, dancing, developing spiritual beliefs, and experiencing daily life. Prominent leaders and average members of the tribes are introduced and major incidents are explained. True stories come to light through objects that relate to each incident and personality. With an understanding of these cultures, readers learn basic similarities of all people, ancient to present, including todayÆs multi-cultural society.

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