A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux (Hardback)
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A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux (Hardback)

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Hardback 648 Pages / Published: 01/12/2017
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Originally published in 1967, this remarkable pictographic history consists of more than four hundred drawings and script notations by Amos Bad Heart Bull, an Oglala Lakota man from the Pine Ridge Reservation, made between 1890 and the time of his death in 1913. The text, resulting from nearly a decade of research by Helen H. Blish and originally presented as a three-volume report to the Carnegie Institution, provides ethnological and historical background and interpretation of the content.

This 50th anniversary edition provides a fresh perspective on Bad Heart Bull's drawings through digital scans of the original photographic plates created when Blish was doing her research. Lost for nearly half a century-and unavailable when the 1967 edition was being assembled-the recently discovered plates are now housed at the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives. Readers of the volume will encounter new introductions by Emily Levine and Candace S. Greene, crisp images and notations, and additional material that previously appeared only in a limited number of copies of the original edition.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496203595
Number of pages: 648
Dimensions: 305 x 229 mm
Edition: Special edition, 50th Anniversary Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux was published in 1967, instantly becoming a landmark volume of Native history and art, a status that it retains five decades later. Until this month, however, [the text] could only be found in libraries, private collections and, for a price, at booksellers. . . . To remedy that and celebrate a half-century of the book, a 50th Anniversary Edition of A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux has just been published. On shelves for a little over a week, the 648-page volume . . . reproduces and augments the original with newly reproduced images of the drawings and a pair of introductory essays."-L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star -- L. Kent Wolgamott * Lincoln Journal Star *
"This five-pound, 50th-anniversary labor of love reproduces all 414 ledger pages of Amos Bad Heart Bull's annotated pictorial history of his Oglala Lakota people, with digitized prints of the glass plate photographs of the original."-A. B. Kehoe, CHOICE -- A. B. Kehoe * CHOICE *
"The significance of Amos Bad Heart Bull's work to our understanding of Plains Indian history cannot be overstated. It is an unparalleled Native account documenting Oglala Lakota life during the tumultuous period of the 1860s to the 1910s. This anniversary issue provides both enhanced illustrations and additional context from the past fifty years, making it even more valuable to the Native and scholarly communities and everyone interested in American Indian art, culture, and history."-Christina E. Burke, curator of Native American and non-Western art at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Christina E. Burke

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