New PDF release: Amskapi Pikuni: The Blackfeet People

By Clark Wissler,Alice Beck Kehoe,Stewart E. Miller,Stewart E. Miller

ISBN-10: 143844334X

ISBN-13: 9781438443348

ISBN-10: 1438443358

ISBN-13: 9781438443355

A modern heritage of 1 of the best-known American Indian nations.

Written in collaboration with Blackfoot tribal historians and educators, Amskapi Pikuni: The Blackfeet humans portrays a robust local state battling for 2 centuries opposed to domination via Anglo invaders. The Blackfeet persevered bungling, corrupt, and drunken brokers; racist schoolteachers; and a federal Indian Bureau that didn't disburse hundreds of thousands of greenbacks owed to the tribe. positioned on a reservation in Montana reduce and reduce back to offer land to white ranchers, the Blackfeet tailored to accomplish lack of their staple nutrients, bison—a cave in of what have been a sustainable financial system all through their background. regardless of all of those demanding situations, the country held to its values and maintains to proudly guard its culture.

Amskapi Pikuni is a superb ebook that gives an authoritative reference on Blackfeet heritage, and that still bargains Wissler as an interesting fundamental resource by which to contemplate Blackfeet historiography, and the historical past of anthropology and local experiences extra generally … Kehoe, Miller, Earl previous individual, and the book’s different collaborators have made vital contributions with their revision and book of Wissler’s manuscript, not just to the environmental, cultural, and social histories of the Blackfeet, but in addition to the highbrow and political histories of anthropology and local reviews as scholarly disciplines.” — Canadian magazine of local Studies

“The e-book is critical for not just bringing Wissler’s contribution to gentle, but in addition as an affidavit to the patience of Blackfeet historical past via time … hugely recommended.” — CHOICE

Clark Wissler (1870–1947) used to be an American anthropologist and a consultant in North American ethnography, targeting the Indians of the Plains. He used to be the 1st anthropologist to understand the normative point of tradition, to outline it as realized habit, and to explain it as a posh of principles, all features of tradition which are at the present time often accepted.

Alice Beck Kehoe is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Marquette college. She is the writer of many books, together with Controversies in Archaeology; The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization, moment Edition; and North American Indians: A accomplished Account, 3rd Edition.

Stewart E. Miller (1950–2008) used to be a Blackfeet tribal member who labored on the Tribal historical maintenance workplace. He collaborated with Kehoe, delivering a lot of the learn fabric and making sure that the textual content mirrored Blackfoot tradition competently, until eventually he kicked the bucket unexpectedly in 2008.

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