The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second Edition by James O. GumpThe Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second Edition by James O. Gump

The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second Edition

byJames O. Gump

Paperback | January 1, 2016

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In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer's Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation.

Although the similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, James O. Gump's book The Dust Rose Like Smoke is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. "This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism," he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, Gump's comparative study persuasively traces the origins and aftermath of both episodes.

He examines the complicated ways in which Lakota and Zulu leadership sought to protect indigenous interests while Western leadership calculated their subjugation to imperial authority. 
The second edition includes a new preface from the author, revised and expanded chapters, and an interview with Leonard Little Finger (great-great-grandson of Ghost Dance leader Big Foot), whose story connects Wounded Knee and Nelson Mandela.

James O. Gump is a professor of history at the University of San Diego.
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Title:The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2016Publisher:UNP - NebraskaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803278632

ISBN - 13:9780803278639

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1.  The Little Bighorn in Comparative Perspective
2.  Frontiers of Expansion
3.  Indigenous Empires
4. Collaborators of a Kind
5. Agents of Empire
6.  Patterns of Imperial Overrule
7.  Images of Empire
8.  Legacies
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"An intriguing book which opens the doors for all manner of comparative studies, and thereby suggests that the process of interaction between indigenous peoples and imperial interlopers is much the same across the world. . . . an interesting and thought-provoking book."-Soldiers of the Queen
- Soldiers of the Queen