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by Royal B. Hassrick


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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. has been added to your Cart.

For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains.

For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have . Paperback, 400 pages. Published September 15th 1988 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published September 1988).

For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the . .Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision.

I have an old copy of Royal B. Hassrick's book, THE SIOUX: LIFE AND CUSTOMS OF A WARRIOR SOCIETY. I found this book at an Indian Store in Escondido, California while attending a Pow Wow there in May 2000

I have an old copy of Royal B. I got it in a bookstore in Denver in 1972. I found this book at an Indian Store in Escondido, California while attending a Pow Wow there in May 2000. I have been a follower of Red Cloud for over twenty years now and feel a great affinity for the Sioux Indians for some reason. My previous thoughts about what is was like to be a Sioux member were badly mistaken. This book takes the time to lay out the fundamental aspects of this tribe's, history, land movements, and cultural elements. The cultural elements include their beliefs and are quite profound.

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Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the . For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown -the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too.

Recommend this journal. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, to. oyal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination

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Spotted Tail, the great head chief of the Brule Sioux, was an intelligent and farseeing man who realized alone of all the Sioux that the old way of life was doomed and that .

Spotted Tail, the great head chief of the Brule Sioux, was an intelligent and farseeing man who realized alone of all the Sioux that the old way of life was doomed and that to war with the white soldiers was certain suicide. Although he was branded a traitor by many members of his tribe, the canny Brule, with all the skill of an accomplished diplomat, fought a delaying action over the council tables with the high officials in Washington. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too.

Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown –the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870.

In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears.

Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too.

There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.


Comments: (7)

Anayanis
Wow, this book gets down to the real nitty gritty of what tribal society was probably like before "the fall". I think everyone who sits around romanticizing about "the good old days" of Native American life should be forced to read this. It is a stark analysis of the highly organized mechanism of camp life. I think most people who have not studied this, would be greatly surprised by the very strict social structures they lived by. The amount of details in this book is almost overwhelming, and presented in a dry fashion, but is highly valuable in trying to understand the ancestors. My pet peeve regarding the subject of the Sioux is current day American people romanticizing about the way it was. Reading this book takes care of that notion. It should be kept in mind that the author was a non-native, though apparently made his career in researching native life.
Maridor
Not much I can say to improve on the other reviews. After reading them I ordered a copy and wasn't disappointed. This book was actually starting to take shape around 1944, according to the front info. As the author pointed out, it deals with the Lakotas at their high point, from about 1840 through about 1880, a relatively brief period of 40 years. But it also includes researched material tracing the Lakota, Dakota, Oglala, and other related Soiux tribes from their earliest beginnings, as far as can be scholarly deduced from old recorded data. The bulk of the text, however, derives from actual memories of elderly Sioux and the memories told to them by their parents and grandparents from the earliest tribal days. Keep in mind that a ten-year old youth in 1874 would be only 70 years old in 1944, not very old by todays' standards, and retaining vivid actual memories of the times of the free roaming Sioux. This book recounts obscure tribal rituals and beliefs I've found nowhere else and in no other book. I learned more about the Sioux in thirty minutes with this book than I learned from any twenty other books. As one other reviewer said, "I'd give this book ten stars if it were possible." If I were limited to only one book about the Lakota Sioux, this would be the one.
Buridora
The book answered many questions I had but I was surprised to find many tribes considered them a bigger threat to their existence than the whites. They were not the peaceful nature lovers today's Sioux claim they were. They did not live in harmony with nature and they preyed on the buffalo so they could afford more time for raiding. Their economy was based on piracy and exploitation of other tribes and they had many, many enemies. They could be incredibly cruel and brutal to their enemies and strangers. Even their methods of breaking wild horses were brutal and often killed or crippled it but they preferred to steal horses already broken. The goal of the Sioux was perpetual conquest.
Just_paw
This is a large book with great details about the different stages in the life of the Sioux Indians. It tells that they are very religious in their belief of a supreme being and creator. It goes into detail about their respect and love of the family. It mentions that they use skins and bladder of the buffalo to hold water instead of making pottery like some other tribes do.. It goes through the different stages that boys and girls as they mature. It is interesting and very informative.
Malanim
This book is packed with informative information on the Sioux (Lakota). Takes you through all phases of their beliefs, practices and every day philosophy. Not technical to be boring though--makes for interessting reading.
Stoneshaper
present for husband who is an artist-he loved it
Kinashand
Scholarly but readable study of the Sioux apparently from 1964. Chapters on daily life, religion, war, culture, food, and the like. Many interviews with 19th Century Indian people. Quite informative without being pedantic.
This is a very informative and interesting book. It has a wealth of cultural information that is almost impossible to fine elsewhere and is presented in an engaging way.
The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society (Civilization of the American Indian (Paperback)) download epub
Americas
Author: Royal B. Hassrick
ISBN: 0806121408
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; Reprint edition (September 15, 1988)
Pages: 400 pages