Tipi

Author: Nancy B. Rosoff
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295990775
Size: 12.87 MB
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Looks at the artistry of the Native American tipi from the 1830s to today, examining the work of many different native peoples and looking at not just the structures themselves, but also the vibrantly colored furnishings, clothing and accessories that were often inside, in a book that includes nearly 200 illustrations, with 170 of them in color.

American Serengeti

Author: Dan Flores
Publisher:
ISBN: 070062466X
Size: 11.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than two hundred years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write, “it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals.” In a work that is at once a lyrical evocation of that lost splendor and a detailed natural history of these charismatic species of the historic Great Plains, veteran naturalist and outdoorsman Dan Flores draws a vivid portrait of each of these animals in their glory—and tells the harrowing story of what happened to them at the hands of market hunters and ranchers and ultimately a federal killing program in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Great Plains with its wildlife intact dazzled Americans and Europeans alike, prompting numerous literary tributes. American Serengeti takes its place alongside these celebratory works, showing us the grazers and predators of the plains against the vast opalescent distances, the blue mountains shimmering on the horizon, the great rippling tracts of yellowed grasslands. Far from the empty “flyover country” of recent times, this landscape is alive with a complex ecology at least 20,000 years old—a continental patrimony whose wonders may not be entirely lost, as recent efforts hold out hope of partial restoration of these historic species. Written by an author who has done breakthrough work on the histories of several of these animals—including bison, wild horses, and coyotes—American Serengeti is as rigorous in its research as it is intimate in its sense of wonder—the most deeply informed, closely observed view we have of the Great Plains’ wild heritage.

Mammoths Of The Great Plains

Author: Eleanor Arnason
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863826
Size: 15.65 MB
Format: PDF
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Shaggy herds of mammoths still roam the Great Plains—to the delight of President Thomas Jefferson—in this imaginative alternative history in which the beasts thunder over the grasslands as living symbols of the oncoming struggle between the Native peoples and the European invaders. This unforgettable saga soars from the Badlands of the Dakota Territory to the icy wastes of Siberia, from the Russian Revolution to the American Indian Movement protests of the 1960s and one woman’s attempt to harness DNA science to fulfill the ancient promises of her Lakota heritage. In addition, this volume includes the essay “Writing During World War Three,” a politically incorrect take on multiculturalism from a science fiction point of view and an outspoken interview with the writer of some of today’s edgiest and most uncompromising speculative fiction.

Civilizing The Great Plains

Author: Don Wilbur
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519543840
Size: 18.27 MB
Format: PDF
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"The Great Plains looked attractive to newcomers to America in the 1800s as they grabbed at offers of homesteads. What they experienced were perils, not only from Native American tribes intrinsic to the Plains, but from killer dust storms, cruel winters, and lost crops. Those homesteads in the Great Plains that once were the sites of battles and sandstorms gave way to the hard work and persistence of pioneer families, to blossom into great fields of grain and lush pastures. The hardy, brave farmers and ranchers held on until they turned the dry earth into the breadbasket of the world. Read about families who grew up there and can tell about it first-hand."--back cover