The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series)

The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series)➵ [Read] ➯ The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series) By John C. Ewers ✤ – Heartforum.co.uk The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on the northwestern plains throughout the eighteenth century But the near extinction of buffalo in the late nineteenth century brought dire poverty to t The Blackfeet were the strongest military power on Raiders on eBook ☆ the northwestern plains throughout the eighteenth century But the near extinction of buffalo in the late nineteenth century The Blackfeet PDF/EPUB or brought dire poverty to the tribe, forcing them to rely in part on the US government for sustenance In this history of the Blackfeet, historian John C Blackfeet Raiders on PDF Ç Ewers relied on his own experience living among the Blackfeet as well as archival research to tell of not only the events that have so drastically affected the Blackfeet way of life, but also the ways the Blackfeet have responded, adapting and preserving their culture in the face of a changing landscape  .

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  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
  • John C. Ewers
  • English
  • 02 July 2019
  • 9780806118369

10 thoughts on “The Blackfeet Raiders on the Northwestern Plains (Civilization of the American Indian Series)

  1. Christopher says:

    Despite the age of the originally published text it reads as fresh as ever.

    Due to the lack of sustained warfare with settlers, the Blackfoot experience on the plains is often overlooked. I was turned on to them as a subject of military history by the excellent 'Thundersticks' , where they occupied one of the more interesting chapters on the Native American firearms trade. This led me to eventually seek out this book and I was not disappointed.

    Ewers had an extensive firsthand knowledge of the 3 tribes collectively known as Blackfoot. We charts their rise from prehistory to the dominant force of the Northern Plains from the late 18th Century through the mid 19th. In the middle he has helpful chapters on their crafts, art, weapons, religion, and even children's games.

  2. Cat says:

    I generally enjoy reading non fiction books to listening to popular music because... music is sooooo corporate. The downside of reading non fiction is that you can't really share your interest with anyone- this contrasts sharply with music- almost everyone has some opinion about some kind of popular music. Most people- even most readers- almost never read a non fiction book (exclusing self help and celebrity bios).

    That's a shame, because the internet makes it so easy to buy cheap used books that even the most impoverished individual can keep a steady flow of books shipped to their home address without expending hardly any effort.

    This particular volume I bought at the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Montana. Ewers, the author, was the first Curator of that place. The Blackfeet is a straight forward ethnography of the Blackfeet circa the early 50s.

    Ewers is strong on providing transcriptions of statements by elderly Blackfeet who can speak first hand about their rituals and practices from back in the day. His description of material culture (what they ate, what they wore, how they lived) are stronger then his descriptions of their native religion and the non-material culture.

    As you would excpect from a work of this age, Ewers offers little to no criticism of the united states government or its conduct towards the Blackfeet. He even goes so far as to praise the efforts of several indian agents- as corrupt and venal a bunch of men as you are likely to encounter in history.

    The relative simplicity of Blackfeet culture makes this 300 pages an easy read. I would be interested in reading further about the original Blackfeet native religion- Ewers left me with many questions. I think that subject alone warrants a book- The Religion of the Plains Indians.

  3. Tommy /|\ says:

    Quite comprehensive look at the Blackfoot Indians - their culture, history and even religious beliefs. Ewers' book is by no means a monster of a tome...and the language is kept at a level that the average reader can easily understand.

  4. Philip says:

    One of the best books I have read about the Plains people and their lost culture.

  5. Djorth says:

    good historical read. can get long and drawn out.

  6. Monique Mcdonald says:

    This book is really good for introducing the life and culture of Blackfoot Indians/ Native Americans.

  7. Mark says:

    I love this book, but have to admit it was written by my grandfather. It is an amazing history of the Blackfeet and their role on the Northwestern plains.

  8. Fredrick Danysh says:

    The story of the Blackfoot Indians as they came into contact and conflict with American settlers and military.

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