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Lakota History, Life & Values

(see also Native American History, Life & Values, Native American Ethnocide & Native American Movements)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Allies of the Lakota.

Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Lakota Culture & Spirituality.

Lakota Dakota Home Page.

Lakota Journal.

Oglala Lakota College.

Pine Ridge Reservation.

Rosebud Reservation.

Time to Shine.

In the Library: Articles

DeMaillie, Raymond J. "Sioux ethnohistory: a methodological critique," Journal of Ethnic Studies 4 (1976).

__________. "The Lakota Ghosta Dance: an ethnohistorical account," in D. Hackett (ed.) Religion & American Culture (NY, 1995).

McLaren, Darcee. "Living the middle ground: two Dakota missionaries, 1887-1912," Ethnohistory 43,2 (1996):277-306.

Pickering, Kathleen. "Articulation of the Lakota mode of production & the Euro-American fur trade," in W.J. Eccles, J.S.H. Brown & D.P. Heldman (eds.) The Fur Trade Revisited (East Lansing MI: Michigan State U., 1994).

Price, Catherine. "Lakotas & Euroamericans: contrasted concepts of 'chieftainship' & decision-making authority," Ethnohistory 42,3 (sum 94):447-64.

Whelan, Mary K. "Dakota Indian economics & the 19th-c. fur trade," Ethnohistory 40,2 (spr 93):246-76.

White, Bruce M. "Encounters with spirits: Ojibwa & Dakota theories about the French & their merchandise," Ethnohistory 41,3 (sum 94):369-406.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ambrose, Stephen. Crazy Horse & Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors (NY: Doubleday, 1996).

Anderson, Gary Clayton. Kinsmen of Another Kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1650-1862 (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1984).

Beasley, Conger Jr. We Are a People in this World: The Lakota Sioux & the Massacre at Wounded Knee (Fayetteville: U. of Arkansas, 1995).

Bettelyoun, Susan Bordeaux & Josephine Waggoner. With My Own Eyes: A Lakota Woman Tells Her People's Story (ed. Emily Levine; Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1998).

Biolsi, Thomas. Organizing the Lakota: The Political Economy of the New Deal on the Pine Ridge & Rosebud Reservations (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 1992).

Bucko, Raymond A. The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History & Contemporary Practice (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1998).

Feraca, Stephen E. Wakinyan: Lakota Religion in the 20th C. (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1998).

Greene, Jerome A. Lakota & Cheyenne: Indian Views of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877 (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1994).

Gump, James O. The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu & the Sioux (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1994).

Hollihan, Tony. Crazy Horse: Warrior Spirit of the Sioux (Edmonton: Lone Pine, 2003).

Holloway, Brian R. Interpreting the Legacy: John G. Niehardt & Black Elk Speaks (Boulder: U. of Colorado, 2003).

Isenberg, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920 (NY: Cambridge, 2000).

Lazarus, Edward. Black Hills, White Justice: The Sioux Nation vs. the US, 1775 to the Present (NY: HarperCollins, 1991).

Matthiessen, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (NY: Penguin, 1992).

Niehardt, John G. (ed.) Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux [1932] (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1988).

Peltier, Leonard. Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance (NY: St. Martin's, 1999).

Pond, Samuel. The Dakota or Sioux in Minnesota as they Were in 1834 (St. Paul, 1986).

Price, Catherine. The Oglala People, 1841-1879: A Political History (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1996).

Sajna, Mike. Crazy Horse: The Life Behind the Legend (NY: John Wiley, 2000).

Sandoz, Mari. Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas [1942] (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 197?).

Utley, Robert M. The Lance & the Shield: The Life & Times of Sitting Bull (NY: Ballantine, 1994).

In the Library: Fiction

Niehardt, John G. When the Tree Flowered: A Fictional Autobiography of Eagle Voice, a Sioux Indian [1951] (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1970).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Bruchac, Joseph. Crazy Horse's Vision (NY: Lee & Low, 2000).

Freedman, Russell. The Life & Death of Crazy Horse (NY: Holiday House, 1996).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Deadwood, South Dakota," by Eric Taylor. Nanci Griffith, One Fair Summer Evening, MCA Records MCAD-42255.

Film & Video

"Dances with Wolves" [1990], dir. Kevin Costner, 183m. In video stores.

"The Ghost Riders" [200?], dir. V. Blackhawk Aamodt, 60m. Young Lakotas & the annual Bigfoot Memorial Ride commemorating 1890 massacre of Chief Bigfoot & followers at Wounded Knee.

"Incident at Oglala" [1992], dir. Michael Apted, 90m. From Live Home Video.

"The Lakota: One Nation on the Plains" [1978], dir. Frank Cantor, 29m.

"Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee" [1994], dir. Frank Pierson, 100m. Mary Crow Dog & AIM protests of 60s, down to confrontation with FBI at Wounded Knee.

"Reservation War Parties" [200?], dir. Angelique Midthunder, 13m. Violence among children provoked by alcoholism.

"Skins" [2002], dir. Chris Eyre, 84m.

"The Spirit of Crazy Horse" [1990], by Parallax Productions & Access Productions with WGBH, 58m. From PBS. A century of Lakota struggle for land & culture.

"A Tattoo on My Heart: The Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973" [?], dir. Charles Abourezk & Brett Lawlor, 59m.

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