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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.

About the Author

Colin G. Calloway is professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. Formerly he taught at the University of Wyoming and served as assistant director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is author of The American Revolution in Indian Country (1995), The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800 (1990), and Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815 (1987). Calloway has also written articles on the Plains Indian history and edited several collections of documents, including The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America (Bedford, 1994).

Table of Contents



  List of Illustrations


  Introduction: How the West Was Lost

    The Indian Peoples of the Plains

    The Conquest of the Plains

    The Reservations and the Era of Forced Acculturation

    Native Responses and the Search for Hope

    Voices and Visions


  1. Lone Dog's Winter Count


  2. Horses, Guns, and Smallpox

    How the Blackfeet Got Horses, Guns, and Smallpox

    Saukamappee, Memories of War and Smallpox, 1787-1788

    Howling Wolf: Trading Guns for Horses

    "I Bring Death": The Kiowas Meet


    Kiowa Legend


  3. A Pawnee Vision of the Future

    Sharitarish, "We Are Not Starving Yet," 1822


  4. The Life and Death of Four Bears

    Four Bear's Buffalo Robe

    Four Bears Kills a Cheyenne Chief

    The Death Speech of Four Bears

    Four Bears, Speech to the Arikaras and Mandans, July 30, 1837


  5. Counting Coups and Fighting for Survival

    Account of Three Coyote's Expedition

    Four Dancers, Three Coyotes Leads a Skirmish

    Fighting for Crow Country

    Arapooish, Speech on Crow Country

    Two Leggings's Quest for Power

    Two Leggings, The Dream and Reality of a Raid

    A Woman's View of War

    Pretty Shield, "Like Talking to Winter-Winds"

    "The Only Way Open to Us"

    Plenty Coups, On Alliance with the United States


  6. The Agony and Anger of the Eastern Sioux

    Big Eagle's Account of the Great Sioux Uprising

    Jerome Big Eagle, A Sioux Story of the War, ca. 1894

    The Complaints of Strike the Ree, Medicine Cow, and Passing Hail

    Strike the Ree, Medicine Cow, and Passing Hail, Speeches to the Special Joint Committee on the Condition of Indian Tribes, 1865


  7. Massacres North and South

    Account of Sand Creek

    Little Bear, The Sand Creek Massacre, 1864

    The Massacre on the Marias (1870)

    Bear Head, Account of the Massacre on the Marias


  8. Talking to the Peace Commissioners: The Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867

    "When We Settle Down We Grow Pale and Die."

    Satanta, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge

    "I Want to Live and Die as I Was Brought Up."

    Ten Bears, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge

    "Teach Us the Road to Travel."

    Satank, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge


  9. The Slaughter of the Buffalo

    First Hide Hunters

    Luther Standing Bear, "The Plains Were Covered with Dead Bison."

    The End of the Buffalo Road

    Carl Sweezy, On Taking "the New Road"

    "War Between the Buffalo and the White Men"

    Old Lady Horse, The Last Buffalo Herd

    "They Stared at the Plains, as though Dreaming."

    Pretty Shield, When the Buffalo Went Away


  10. The Battle on the Greasy Grass, 1876

    Sioux Signs and Arikara Premonitions

    Red Star, Reading the Sioux Signs

    Repelling Reno

    Wooden Leg, A Cheyenne Account of the Battle

    Red Horse: Pictorial Record of the Battle

    "The Soldiers Were All Rubbed Out."

    Iron Hawk, Killing Custer's Men

    "The Women and Children Cried."

    Mrs. Spotted Horn Bull, A View from the Village


  11. The End of Freedom

    "We Are Melting Like Snow on the Hillside."

    Red Cloud, Speech to the Secretary of the Interior, 1870

    An Old Woman's Dream

    Buffalo Bird Woman, Recalling the Old Days

    "I Just Listened, Said Nothing, and Did Nothing."

    Wooden Leg, Serving as Judge

    Learning to Like Wohaw

    Carl Sweezy, Learning the White Man's Ways


  12. Attending the White Man's Schools

    Early Days at Carlisle

    Luther Standing Bear, Life at Boarding School, 1879

    Wohaw in Two Worlds


  13. The Life and Death of Sitting Bull

    Scenes from a Warrior's Life

    Sitting Bull's Surrender Song

    "It Is Your Own Doing That I Am Here."

    Sitting Bull, Report to the Senate Committee, 1883

    "Lieut. Bullhead Fired into Sitting Bull."

    Lone Man, The Death of Sitting Bull, 1890


  14. Killing the Dream

    The Messiah's Letter

    Wovoka, Message to the Cheyennes and the Arapahos, ca. 1890

    "Something Terrible Happened."

    Black Elk, Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890






    Chronology of How the West Was Lost

    Questions for Consideration

    Selected Bibliography



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