Our Hearts Fell To The Ground: Plains Indian Views Of How The West Was Lost

Paperback | April 15, 1996

byColin G. Calloway

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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).

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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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8.26 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:April 15, 1996Publisher:Bedford/St. Martin's

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Table of Contents

  Foreword
  Preface
  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
    Smallpox
    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
    
  Epilogue
    
APPENDICES
    
    Chronology of How the West Was Lost
    Questions for Consideration
    Selected Bibliography
    
  Index

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"Colin Calloway has done a masterful job of selecting and presenting documents that tell a compelling story. His introduction has just the right level of information and links basic themes and events to the documents presented in the text--in short, a model for how an introduction should be done."