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Parading through History : The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935 - Frederick E. Hoxie

Parading through History

The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780521485227
Number Of Pages: 408

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This history of the Crow Indians links their nineteenth-century nomadic life and their modern existence. The Crows not only withstood the dislocation and conquest visited on them after 1805, but acted in the midst of these events to construct a modern Indian community--a nation. Their efforts sustained the pride and strength reflected in Chief Plenty Coups' statement in 1925 that he did "not care at all what historians have to say about Crow Indians," as well as their community's faith in the beauty of its traditions and its inventions. Frederick E. Hoxie demonstrates that contact with outsiders drew the Crows together and tested their ability to adapt their traditions to new conditions. He emphasizes political life, but also describes changes in social relations, religious beliefs, and economic activities. His final chapter discusses the significance of the Crow experience for American history in general.

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"...Hoxie's work is a welcome addition to our understanding of how native people adjusted to the advance of American society and its capitalistic economy." American Historical Review "...Hoxie has carefully researched archival evidence and has applied his field work on the Crow Reservation in order to present a better understanding of Crow survival amidst historical change. This book is strongly recommended..." Western Historical Quarterly "Frederick E. Hoxie makes an important contribution to our understanding of the West and its original inhabitants. Wonderfully written, hugely informative, Parading Through History will go down as the history of the Crow Nation." James Welch, author of Killing Custer "Parading through History" is an important and thought-provoking work. Frederick Hoxie presents a story of the perseverance and adaptation that led to the construction of a modern Indian community...Parading through History deepens our understanding of Crow history and answers a long-felt need to examine how this people creatively adapted to changing circumstances while retaining a distinctive crow identity. It also raises many exciting new questions in Crow history." Martha Foster, American Indian Culture and Research Journal "Hoxie provides a unique view of tribal structure...Parading through History is highly recommended reading. Well written and researched, it offers a significant new approach to tribal history, one that other scholars are sure to follow." Robert A. Trennert, Montana Reviews "Parading through History is the most penetrating and intellectually challenging book available on modern Crow history and politics...It is an essential book for any further examination and analysis of Crow history and intercultural dynamics." C. Adrian Heidenreich

Nation in America, 1805-1935
Prologue: why are there no Indians in the twentieth century?
Into History, 1805-1890
Immigration in reverse
Parading into history
Life in a tightening circle
Refugees at the agency
A new home
The Making of a Nation, 1890-1920
Searching for structure: Crow families in transition
New gods in Crow country: the development of religious pluralism
Leaders in a new arena
Making a living: the Crow economy, 1890-1920
Being Crow 1920-1935
Stability and dependency in the 1920s
'Standing for rights: the Crow rejection of the Indian reorganization act'
Crows and other Americans
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ISBN: 9780521485227
ISBN-10: 0521485223
Series: Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.29  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.53