• Title: Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935
  • Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
  • ISBN: 9780521485227
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Parading Through History The Making of the Crow Nation in America This volume provides a history of the Crow Indians that demonstrates the link between their nineteenth century nomadic life and their modern existence The Crows not only weathered and withstood the di
    This volume provides a history of the Crow Indians that demonstrates the link between their nineteenth century nomadic life and their modern existence The Crows not only weathered and withstood the dislocation and conquest that was visited upon them after 1805, but acted in the midst of these events to construct a modern Indian community a nation Their efforts sustaineThis volume provides a history of the Crow Indians that demonstrates the link between their nineteenth century nomadic life and their modern existence The Crows not only weathered and withstood the dislocation and conquest that was visited upon 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 s statement in 1925 that he did not care at all what historians have to say about the Crow Indians, as well as their community s faith in the beauty of both its traditions and its inventions Frederick 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 He profiles the skilled tribal leaders who bridged the worlds of the buffalo and the era of automobiles, and links Indians to other ethnic groups in American history His concluding chapter discusses the significance of the Crow experience for American history in general.

    One Reply to “Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America 1805-1935”

    1. A scholarly and somewhat dry history of the Crow Nation that went from the migration from the Great Lakes region westward ending with the development of the Reservation. In between were wars with the Sioux, Blackfoot and other tribes, alliances with the Cheyenne and others. A contraction of population, a leveling up and a rebound starting in 1920 that has allowed the Crow Nation to stabilize, adjust and grow.The book covers many of the Crow leaders, the American leaders that interacted with the [...]

    2. I had the good fortune of meeting Fred Hoxie at a small talk he gave at Amherst College (his alma mater) last October. I told him that I would soon be reading this book for my comprehensive exams. "I tell you a hint," he said "I summarize all the important points at the beginning and the end of the chapters, there's no need to read the whole thing." Dr. Hoxie does in fact bookend his chapters with the important points, but I must disagree with him that there isn't a need to read it all. With his [...]

    3. If you want to read Crow history, start here. Hoxie writes an engaging narrative that starts in the 18th century. His notes and bib are terrific.

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