This revised edition of Colin Calloway’s Our Hearts Fell to the Ground continues to offer a look into the Native American views of the changing West in the nineteenth century through a selection of primary accounts, speeches, and writings. With a revised introduction and a number of new documents, this second edition now includes new coverage of the Northern Cheyennes’ bid for freedom in 1878; a testimony by a Ponca chief who won a landmark court case; an Indian teacher’s thoughts on Indian schools; and an old woman’s memory of her experience as a teenage girl at the Wounded Knee massacre. The epilogue has been expanded and the bibliography updated to include many of the excellent and path-breaking works that have appeared in the twenty years since the first edition was published. Updated chronology and questions further serve to aid students as they make their way through this rich collection of documents.
Our Hearts Fell to the Ground Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lostby Calloway, Colin G.
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Table of Contents
List of Maps and Illustrations
Part One: Introduction: How the West Was Lost
The Indian Peoples of the Plains
The Conquest of the Plains
The Reservations and the Era of Forced Acculturation
Native Responses and the Search for Hope
Voices and Visions
Part Two: The Documents
1. A Sioux Archive
Lone Dog’s Buffalo Robe
1. Lone Dog, Winter Count, 1800-1871
2. Horses, Guns, and Smallpox
How the Blackfeet got Horses, Guns, and Smallpox
2. Saukamappee, Memories of War and Smallpox, 1787-1788
Trading Guns for Horses
3. Howling Wolf: The Great Peace, c. 1878-81
The Kiowas Meet Smallpox
4. Kiowa Legend: "I Bring Death" late 19th century
3. The Life and Death of Four Bears
Portrait of a Warrior
5. Four Bears as Painted by Karl Bodmer, 1834
Four Bears’s War Record
6. Buffalo Robe Painted by Four Bears, c. 1830
Four Bears Kills a Cheyenne Chief
7. Four Bears, Drawing of His Fight with a Cheyenne Chief, c. 1830
The Death Speech of Four Bears
8. Four Bears, Speech to the Arikaras and Mandans, July 30, 1837
4. Counting Coups and Fighting for Survival
Fighting for Crow Country
9. Arapooish, Speech on Crow Country, 1830s
The Quest for Power
10. Two Leggings, The Dream and Reality of a Raid, 1919
A Woman’s View of War
11. Pretty Shield, "Like Talking to Water-Winds," 1932
Alliance with the United States
12. Plenty Coups: "The Only Way Open to Us," c. 1930
5. Massacres North and South
Sand Creek, 1864
13. Little Bear, "The Soldiers Had Not Scalped Them Yet." c. 1905-1918
The Marias, 1870
14. Bear Head, "I Wished that the Seizers had Killed Me Too," 1935
6. Talking to the Peace Commissioners: The Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867
"When We Settle Down We Grow Pale and Die."
15. Satanta, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867
"I Want to Live and Die as I was Brought Up."
16. Ten Bears, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867
"Teach Us the Road to Travel."
17. Satank, Speech at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, 1867
7. The Slaughter of the Buffalo
First Hide Hunters
18. Luther Standing Bear, "The Plains Were Covered with Dead Bison," 1928
The End of the Buffalo Road
19. Carl Sweezy, On Taking "the New Road," mid-20th Century
The Last Buffalo Herd
20. Old Lady Horse, "War Between the Buffalo and the White Men," early 20th century
When the Buffalo Went Away
21. Pretty Shield, "They Stared at the Empty Plains, as though Dreaming," 1932
8. The Battle on the Greasy Grass, 1876
Sioux Signs and Arikara Premonitions
22. Red Star, Reading the Sioux Signs, 1912
23. Wooden Leg, A Cheyenne Account of the Battle, 1931
The Course of the Battle
24. Red Horse, Pictorial Record, 1881
Killing Custer’s Men
25. Iron Hawk, "The Soldiers Were All Rubbed Out," 1931
A View from the Village
26. Mrs. Spotted Horn Bull, "The Women and Children Cried," 1910
9. The End of Freedom
"Melting Like Snow on the Hillside."
27. Red Cloud, Speech to the Secretary of the Interior, 1870
An Old Woman’s Dream
28. Buffalo Bird Woman, Recalling the Old Days, 1921
Serving as a Judge
29. Wooden Leg, "I Just Listened, Said Nothing, and Did Nothing," 1931
Learning the White Man’s Ways
30. Carl Sweezy, Learning to like Wohaw, mid-20th century
10. Going Home
The Northern Cheyenne Exodus
31. Iron Teeth, "We are Going Back to the North," 1926
32. Little Wolf, "Our Hearts Longed for the Country Where We Were Born," 1879
The Trial and Testimony of Standing Bear
33. Standing Bear, Testimony Before the Senate Committee, 1880
11. Attending the White Man’s Schools
Early Days at Carlisle
34. Luther Standing Bear, Life at Boarding School, 1928
An Indian Teacher Reflects on Indian Education
35. Zitkala-Sa, Retrospection, 1921
36. Wohaw, Self Portrait, 1878
12. Killing the Dream
The Assassination of Sitting Bull, 1890
37. Lone Man, "Lieut. Bullhead Fired into Sitting Bull," 1920s
The Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890
38. Bertha Kills Close to Lodge, "I was 17 years old," 1933
39. Black Elk, "The Nation’s Hoop is Broken," 1932
Chronology of How the West Was Lost
Questions for Consideration
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