The horse culture of the tribes of the High Plains of North America lasted only some 170 years; yet in that time the sub-tribes of the Teton or Western Sioux people imprinted a vivid image on the world's imagination by their fearless but doomed fight to protect their hunting grounds from the inevitable spread of the white man. This text outlines the history, social organization, religion and material culture of the Santee, Yankton and Teton Sioux; rare early photographs include portraits of many of the great war chiefs and warriors of the Plains Indian Wars, and eight detailed plates record details of Sioux traditional costume.
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Michael Johnson has researched the material culture, demography and linguistic relationships of Native American people for more than 30 years. A collector of data, photographs and artefacts, he has presented many exhibitions, including annual exhibitions at the American Museum in Bath since 1964. He has visited some 30 Native American communities and reservations; is associate or contributing editor to a number of specialist journals, and the author of scores of articles; and has previously written Men-at-Arms 228: American Woodland Indians and Men-at-Arms 288: American Indians of the Southeast. His major publication to date is Native Tribes of North America (1993, 1994 & 1999).
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