- Series: Bedford Series in History & Culture (Paperback)
- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Reprint edition (April 15, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312133545
- ISBN-13: 978-0312133542
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost (Bedford Series in History & Culture (Paperback)) Reprint Edition
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This unique anthology chronicles the Plains Indians' struggle to maintain their traditional way of life in the changing world of the nineteenth century. Its rich variety of 34 primary sources - including narratives, myths, speeches, and transcribed oral histories - gives students the rare opportunity to view the transformation of the West from Native American perspective. Calloway's comprehensive introduction offers crucial information on western expansion, territorial struggles among Indian tribes, the slaughter of the buffalo, and forced assimilation through the reservation system. More than 30 pieces of Plains Indian art are included, along with maps, headnotes, questions for consideration, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I'm not a student though, just a curious reader, and still found this book delightful to read. I didn't sense a pro-Indian (or anti-Indian) political stance, or any idealization of the American Indian. For example, there are essays here covering the constant warfare and hatred (and occasional peacemaking) among the different tribes. It correctly notes that the Buffalo were already in decline due to the introduction of firearms to the Indians well before the white hunters started their own buffalo hunts. However, as you read the essays, it's hard not to sympathize with the Indian essayists, and feel the same poignant loss and bewilderment they felt as their old ways of life disappeared under forces beyond their control. When I was a student, I learned how the West was won from my U.S. History textbook. Now I have a better understanding of what was lost as well.
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