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ISBN-10 0205014984ISBN-13 9780205014989
ISBN-10 0131773895ISBN-13 9780131773899
Author(s): Daniel J. Gelo
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 400

The first purpose of this book is to provide a contemporary rendering based on recent scholarship. Secondly, it seeks to bring readers up to date with historical and cultural developments of the 20th and 21st centuries, and emphasize that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities. Along the way it attempts to present wide and balanced coverage of the many different tribal groups, with more than the usual attention to Canadian and southern populations along with the famous and populous Sioux and their close neighbors. The book intends to provide a single text that could support undergraduate lecture course instruction with, if desired, few or no supplementary readings, and with an organization that lends itself to the usual weekly topical explorations in a semester survey. Lastly, this book will function as a reference for general readers that in its comprehensiveness and level of detail sits comfortably and usefully among the myriad journal articles, scholarly monographs, popular press books, and encyclopedias on Plains Indians and derivative subjects.

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