By Paul A. Johnsgard
paperback • 240 pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • illustrations, maps, appendices, checklists
A narrative history of the Pine Ridge Lakota tribe of South Dakota, this book follows the tribe's history from 1850 to the present day through actual historical events and through the stories of four fictional Lakota children, each related by descent. Illustrated by the author, the book includes drawings of Pine Ridge wildlife, regional maps, and Native American pictorial art, as well as appendices of important Lakota words and checklists for mammals and birds of the region.
Dr. Paul A. Johnsgard is foundation professor of biological sciences emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His published works range from technical monographs on birds to popular titles, most often on natural history subjects but extending to mythology and folklore. His diverse writings have won him the Loren Eiseley Award for Scientific and Humanistic Writing and the Mari Sandoz Award for Regional Writing.
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