Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805–1935

Frederick E. Hoxie

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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.

Describes tribal life in the 'lost' period between the end of the buffalo days and the recent past
Profiles skilled tribal leaders who bridged the worlds of the buffalo and the era of automobiles
Links Indians to other ethnic groups in America's history
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages408
ISBN (Print)9780521480574, 9780521485227
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in North American Indian History


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