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The Lakota Indians made their home in the majestic Black Hills mountain range during the last millennium, drawing on the hills’ endless bounty for physical and spiritual sustenance. Yet the arrival of white settlers brought the Lakota into inexorable conflict with the changing world, at a time when their tribe would produce some of the most famous Native Americans in history, including Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse.

Jeffrey Ostler’s powerful history of the Lakota struggle captures the heart of a people whose deep relationship with their homeland would compel them to fight for it against overwhelming odds, on battlefields as varied as the Little Bighorn and the chambers of US Supreme Court.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ostler is an elegant guide. This book deserves a wide leadership.”

    Jake Page, author of In the Hands of the Great Spirit

  • “An evenhanded scholar, Ostler offers a case study that illuminates Native American claims for redress of history.”


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About the Author

Jeffrey Ostler is a professor of history at the University of Oregon. His book The Plains Sioux and US Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee won the Caughey Western History Association Prize for the best book of 2004 in Western US History.