The Indians The Old West (E–pub)

Rrelevant I mean take one fucking look at this cover Look at the title This book is thirty seven years old and YOU KNOW it is politically incorrect without even opening the cover This book is ALL ABOUT the Noble Savage an idealized and fantastic understanding of the Native American tribes who communed with nature and did mysterious dances and dressed in skins and furs Courageous and on the communed with nature and did mysterious dances and dressed in skins and furs Courageous and on the of extinction like the panda Now we still have blanket terms we try to apply to all of these separate tribes but they ve evolved Native Americans for a while then American Indians for a while and I think that Native American has again become the PC term I dunno But my point is that in academic circles we now realize it s appropriate to call these people by the tribe they come from than to try and find a blanket term that will sum them all up We re also slowly realizing that it s appropriate to call them by the names they called THEMSELVES not the insulting names placed upon them by neighboring tribes Some tribes like the Indiana branch of the Miami tribe are going through the process of trying to bring their language back into since so much of one s world view is created by the filter of language ve had a lot of espresso and I just eep going and filter of language I ve had a lot of espresso and I just eep going and and still haven t made the first point I was planning on making Bear with me I m focusing nowI m saying that we have become much understanding of who Native Americans are and were since this book was published In 2010 many people understand that the stereotype of the Noble Savage is just as destructive and insulting as the Insane Bloodthirsty Redskin stereotype Well maybe not JUST as destructive but ALSO destructive In either case we are taking a simplified understanding of someone else that WE CREATED and labeling another set of cultures with thisIn feminist rhetoric nowadays there s a growing understanding that if you want to let someone who is underpriviledged speak it is best to do this by actually LETTING THEM SPEAK not interviewing them and reinterpreting their ideas thoughts and world views through your own lens This book is a highly outdated text because it fails to do any of this the subject does not speak for hisherself and some stereotypes are reinforced by the perspective this book was written from That said for the time the book was written I think the author did a fairly good job of being fair to the subject The view of the Native American tribes was never outwardly negative and I shouldn t expect writing from the past to live up to the values we have in the present So I appreciated a lot of the information in this book and DID find it fascinating But from my forty years later perspective this book sits uite comfortably in a patriarchal self serving historical tradition that I believe needs to be and is being overthrown. F all Eastern Indians the men trained from birth to hunt and fight measuring manhood by their boldness in battle; the women raised to sustain the warriors sharing in celebrations of victory or slashing their bodies in moments of grief. ,


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The Indians The Old WestStumbled on this book at book Sale Along With Time Life Great along with his Time Life Great book at a time I wanted to read some basic history about Native Americans It was interesting w good photos graphics This is the history of Native Americans told by a non Native American who grew up on a ranch in Texas and has been fascinated by Native American culture since childhood The Book Was Published In 1973 So This May Explain book was published in 1973 so this may explain the author uses the name Indians I found the book fascinating I don t now much about Native American apart from what I learned from old John Wayne s Western movies or recently Kevin Costner s Dances with wolves This book gives an idea of how Native American lived livelihood religious practises beliefs clothes and It s a visual feast because everything is illustrated with really gorgeous pictures and drawings The hardest part of this book is the story of the Native Americans war against American settlers a bloodbath made of massacres after massacres I didn t have the feeling that the author was taking anyone s side Now I think I have to find a reference book on native American history preferably written by Native Americans and compare the narratives The Time Life books always grab me They re perfect for simple folks like moi yet worthy of better given their leather bindings and picturephoto driven collections This volume focuses on the Plains Indians of the Great Empty that s my name for the suare states of the USA explaining their way of living both before and after the onslaught of the EuropeansThe stories are fascinating especially the obsession with the arrival of the horse God Dog Most tribes were decimated by new diseases while others lost their territory to the Manifest Destiny settlers The resulting massacres by both sides are brought hauntingly to life with the photos especially the Minnesota MassacreI certainly learned uite a bit and wonder if this series has another volume on the East Coast Indians FascinatingBook Season Summer counting coup 2010 This book gives an accurate presentation of the customs and traditions of the tribes of the Western Plains It focuses on tribes between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains The book is broken up into into an analysis of the evolution of Plains culture the social and religious customs of the tribes and their conflicts with the expanding United States I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a broad overview of the Plains Indians This series is visually and tactilely elegant Leather cover slick pages multitudinous artistic renderings of the time photographs as available the photos of selected Indians on pages 7 13 are powerful images maps and so on This series also does a pretty good job of tackling its various subjects from the cavalry to frontiersmen to pioneers to women of the time to The focus he. Who were the Indians of the Old West Everyone nows them the hawk faced men with braided hair and war feathers their copper skin stretched over high cheekbones their expressions penetrating and fearless The tribal names are familiar

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Re is Indians The coverage is rather sensitive and is not undercut by stereotypes or condescensionThe book begins with a great peace council in 1840 among four major tribes Comanche Cheyenne Arapaho and Kiowa These groups had long fought with one another At the council they pledged peace among one another The book notes that 1840 was something of a signal year in the Indians of the Old West Settlers had begun traversing the West as they looked to settle even further west the old trapping business began to close down The total Indian population in the West was 300000 a very small number to conte This book was first published in 1973 as a part of Time Life Books Old West series It was re printed as the first book of a 24 volume series called The American Indian in 1993 The re printed edition has a different cover this book is titled the indians cover This book is titled The Indians it s about the North American Plains Indians not Indians in general The brief biographical information on the author mentions that he grew up on a West Texas ranch having to deal with belligerent Comanches That might suggest a bias in this book but I got no sense of such at all Capps does an excellent job of making the reader feel as much as an outsider can what the life of these Indians was like The constant fighting and raiding the brutality toward each other and towards them by whites the federal takeover of Indian lands 174 million acres for example between 1853 1857 the numerous broken treaties the attitudes of whites Manifest Destiny was in fact a rationalization than a driving force he writes Under it the frontiersman was following a long established principle one taken for granted that the native people of the Americas had no moral right to stand in the way of the expansion of European civilization the white man s diseases and the white man s attempt to assimilate the Indians Capps also describes the daily life and rituals of these Plains Indians which interestingly included a considerable role for rank and status While Capps does not mention this it seems noteworthy that we also named these people who preceded Columbus by a few thousand years for those who lived on the Indian subcontinent The pictures and paintings in this book as well as the text were excellent The past is a fiction we make up continually We re essentially living in the movie Memento generations pass we forget what we were capable of in the past we have a sense that things have always been this way then we do something horrible again and we find a way of denying that things have always been this way then we do something horrible again and we find a way of denying Those soldiers who took the fucked up pictures of captives weren t acting on anyone s orders It was purely an anomaly right Guantanimo Bay that doesn t count because it s not TECHNICALLY within the US border I m going to defend this book to a certain extent but first I have to tell you why it s Oo Comanche Cheyenne Sioux Kiowa and others all resonant of fierce valour calling up images of painted horsemen with lances and bows These tribes and their warriors dwelt on the Great Plains To most whites they represented the model

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