by Pekka Hämäläinen

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America’s history

This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty-first century. Pekka H m l inen explores the Lakotas’ roots as marginal hunter-gatherers and reveals how they reinvented themselves twice: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley, America’s great commercial artery, and then–in what was America’s first sweeping westward expansion–as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains.

Interview with the Author

New Books Network
Pekka Hämäläinen, “Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power”
11/21/19       37 min

Great Plains Anywhere
Ep. 8: 2020 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize winner Pekka Hämäläinen
12/23/20        51 min

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