Tribes of the Sioux Nation

Tribes of the Sioux Nation

Men-at-Arms 344
  • Author: Michael G Johnson
  • Illustrator: Jonathan Smith
  • Short code: MAA 344
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2000
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The horse culture of the tribes of the High Plains of North America lasted only some 170 years; yet in that time the sub-tribes of the Teton or Western Sioux people imprinted a vivid image on the world's imagination by their fearless but doomed fight to protect their hunting grounds from the inevitable spread of the white man. This text outlines the history, social organization, religion and material culture of the Santee, Yankton and Teton Sioux; rare early photographs include portraits of many of the great war chiefs and warriors of the Plains Indian Wars, and eight detailed plates record details of Sioux traditional costume.

Biographical Note

Michael Johnson has researched the material culture, demography and linguistic relationships of Native American people for more than 30 years. A collector of data, photographs and artefacts, he has presented many exhibitions, including annual exhibitions at the American Museum in Bath since 1964. He has visited some 30 Native American communities and reservations; is associate or contributing editor to a number of specialist journals, and the author of scores of articles; and has previously written Men-at-Arms 228: American Woodland Indians and Men-at-Arms 288: American Indians of the Southeast. His major publication to date is Native Tribes of North America (1993, 1994 & 1999).Jonathan Smith was born in London in 1959. He attended St Martin's School of Art, and obtained a degree in fine art from Goldsmith's College of Art. His work has bee exhibited in many galleries. He has had a lifelong interest in tribal peoples, particularly Native Americans and has travelled extensively in the USA and Canada with peoples of many tribal nations. He currently lives and works in Cheltenham with his wife and daughter.


Introduction Sioux Tribal Structure The Rise of the Teton-Sioux From Laramie to Laramie The Santee-Sioux Uprising of 1862-63 The Final Conflict 1870 to 1890 Teton Social Organisation Sioux Beliefs Material Culture and Dress Santee Yankton Teton Ceremonial Society Men's Attire Sioux Ceremonial Shirts and Leggings Western Sioux Women's Dress Warbonnets - Origin and Use The Aftermath 1890-1990 Sioux Leaders Bibliography

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