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Author Matteoni, Norman E., author.

Title Prairie man : the struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin / Norman E. Matteoni.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : TwoDot, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  978.004 MATTEONI    AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 369 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362) and index.
Contents Timeline of events -- Principals to the story -- Fort Yates, North Dakota -- The northern plains -- Minnesota River Valley Uprising -- Powder River War -- Papa Sapa -- The 1876 Yellowstone Campaign -- Soldiers falling upside down -- Reaction and retaliation -- In search of Indians -- Northern sanctuary -- The making of an outlier -- Surrender at Buford -- POW at Fort Randall -- On the reservation -- Chief on tour (Standing Rock Star) -- Obstructionist -- Bait and switch legislation -- Ghost Dance and disobedience -- White squaw -- The plot -- Arrest at Grand River -- The report -- Burial -- Afterword.
Summary One week after the infamous June 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, when news of the defeat of General George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry troops reached the American public, Sitting Bull became the most wanted hostile Indian in America. He had resisted the United States' intrusions into Lakota prairie land for years, refused to sign treaties, and called for a gathering of tribes at Little Big Horn. He epitomized resistance. Sitting Bull's role at Little Big Horn has been the subject of hundreds of historical works, but while Sitting Bull was in fact present, he did not engage in the battle. The conflict with Custer was a benchmark to the subsequent events. There are other battles than those of war, and the conflict between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin was one of those battles. Theirs was a fight over the hearts and minds of the Lakota. U.S. Government policy toward Native Americans after Little Big Horn was to give them a makeover as Americans after finally and firmly displacing them from their lands. They were to be reconstituted as Christian, civilized and made farmers. Sitting Bull, when forced to accept reservation life, understood who was in control, but his view of reservation life was very different from that of the Indian Bureau and its agents. His people's birth right was their native heritage and culture. Although redrawn by the Government, he believed that the prairie land still held a special meaning of place for the Lakota. Those in power dictated a contrary view -- with the closing of the frontier, the Indian was challenged to accept the white road or vanish, in the case of the Lakota, that position was given personification in the form of Agent James McLaughlin. This book explores the story within their conflict and offers new perspectives and insights.
Subject Sitting Bull, 1831-1890.
McLaughlin, James, 1842-1923.
McLaughlin, James, 1842-1923. (OCoLC)fst00034453
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890. (OCoLC)fst01733032
Battle of the Little Bighorn (Montana : 1876) (OCoLC)fst01353578
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Subject Dakota Indians -- Government relations.
Dakota Indians -- Wars.
Dakota Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Indian agents -- Biography.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
Ghost dance -- History.
Dakota Indians -- Biography.
Dakota Indians -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst00887118
Dakota Indians -- Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00887122
Dakota Indians -- Wars. (OCoLC)fst00887140
Ghost dance. (OCoLC)fst00942387
Indian agents. (OCoLC)fst00969016
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.) -- History -- 19th century.
Montana. (OCoLC)fst01207555
United States -- Standing Rock Indian Reservation. (OCoLC)fst01310645
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin
ISBN 9781442244757 (paperback)
1442244755 (paperback)

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