Publisher description for Our hearts fell to the ground : Plains Indian views of how the West was lost / edited with an introduction by Colin G. Calloway.
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This unique anthology chronicles the Plains Indians' struggle to maintain their traditional way of life in the changing world of the nineteenth century. Its rich variety of 34 primary sources - including narratives, myths, speeches, and transcribed oral histories - gives students the rare opportunity to view the transformation of the West from Native American perspective. Calloway's comprehensive introduction offers crucial information on western expansion, territorial struggles among Indian tribes, the slaughter of the buffalo, and forced assimilation through the reservation system. More than 30 pieces of Plains Indian art are included, along with maps, headnotes, questions for consideration, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.