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Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935 (Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History)by Frederick E. Hoxie
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This history of the Crow Indians links their nineteenth-century nomadic life and their modern existence. The Crows not only withstood the dislocation and conquest visited on them after 1805, but acted in the midst of these events to construct a modern Indian community--a nation. Their efforts sustained the pride and strength reflected in Chief Plenty Coups' statement in 1925 that he did "not care at all what historians have to say about Crow Indians," as well as their community's faith in the beauty of its traditions and its inventions. Frederick E. Hoxie demonstrates that contact with outsiders drew the Crows together and tested their ability to adapt their traditions to new conditions. He emphasizes political life, but also describes changes in social relations, religious beliefs, and economic activities. His final chapter discusses the significance of the Crow experience for American history in general.
Exploring the links between the nineteenth-century nomadic life of the Crow Indians and their modern existence, this book demonstrates that dislocation and conquest by outsiders drew the Crows together by testing their ability to adapt their traditions to new conditions.
A history of the Crow Indians that links their nineteenth-century nomadic life and their modern existence.
The author links the modern existence of the Crow Indian nation with their19th-century nomadic life which, along with contact with outsiders, drew the Crows together and tested their ability to adapt their traditions to new conditions. He emphasizes political life, but also describes changes in social relations, religious beliefs, and economic activities. 24 photos. 6 maps.
Table of Contents
Prologue: why are there no Indians in the twentieth century? Part I. Into History, 1805-1890: 1. Immigration in reverse; 2. Parading into history; 3. Life in a tightening circle; 4. Refugees at the agency; 5. A new home; Part II. The Making of a Nation, 1890-1920: 6. Searching for structure: Crow families in transition; 7. New gods in Crow country: the development of religious pluralism; 8. Leaders in a new arena; 9. Making a living: the Crow economy, 1890-1920; Part III. Being Crow 1920-1935: 10. Stability and dependency in the 1920s; 11. 'Standing for rights: the Crow rejection of the Indian reorganization act'; 12. Crows and other Americans.
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