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Mountain Spirit: The Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone

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There is still a pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the Yellowstone area. Drawing on the results of ongoing archaeological excavations and extensive ethnographic work among descendant native peoples, Mountain Spirit discusses the many groups that have in fact visited or lived in the area in prehistoric and historic times. In particular, the Shoshone group known as Tukudika, or Sheep Eaters, maintained a rich and abundant way of life closely related to their primary source of protein, the mountain sheep of the high-altitude Yellowstone area.

These robust people were talented artisans, making well-constructed shelters, powerful horn bows, and expertly tailored clothing that was highly sought by their trading partners. They moved in small, kin-based bands, accompanied by large dogs that were indispensable hunting and trekking companions. Moving seasonally through portions of the Beartooth, Absaroka, and Wind River ranges, the Sheep Eaters made skillful use of their environment.

Written for general readers, Mountain Spirit includes photographs, lithographs, and a number of color drawings and sketches of Sheep Eater life ways by Davíd Joaquin. It presents a vivid picture of the vanished way of life of a people whose accomplishments have been largely ignored in histories of Native peoples. 

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Among the native peoples who formerly lived in what is now Yellowstone National Park was a Shoshone group called the Tukudika, or Sheep Eaters. Aimed at general readers, this text describes the way of life of these hunter-gatherers. Archaeologist Loendorf (New Mexico State U.) and writer-editor Stone also use archaeological evidence to dispel some common misconceptions about this group. Paintings by Davíd Joaquín illustrate the volume. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Drawing on the results of ongoing archaeological excavations and extensive ethnographic work among descendant native peoples, this volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874808674
Author:
Loendorf, Lawrence L.
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Author:
Stone, Nancy Medaris
Subject:
History
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Yellowstone National Park History.
Subject:
Tukuarika Indians.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 illus., 7 color plates
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 80

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the results of ongoing archaeological excavations and extensive ethnographic work among descendant native peoples, this volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.
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