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Description - The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee by Jeffrey Ostler

Through the interpretive lens of colonial theory, Jeffrey Ostler presents an original analysis of the tumultuous relationship between the Plains Sioux and the United States in the 1800s. He provides novel insights on well-known aspects of the Sioux story, such as the Oregon Trail, the deaths of "Crazy Horse" and "Sitting Bull", and the Ghost Dance, and offers an in-depth look at many lesser-known facets of Sioux history and culture. Paying close attention to Sioux perspectives of their history, the book demonstrates how the Sioux creatively responded to the challenges of U.S. expansion and domination, revealing simultaneously how U.S. power increasingly limited the autonomy of their communities as the century came to a close. Ostler's innovative analysis of the Plains Sioux culminates in a compelling reinterpretation of the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890. History Department Head at the University of Oregon, Associate Professor Jeffrey Ostler has held honors such as the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and has published articles in Western Historical Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, and Pacific Historical Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521605908
ISBN-10: 0521605903
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 406
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeffrey Ostler

Jeffrey Ostler is Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of articles in such scholarly journals as Western Historical Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, and Pacific Historical Review.