Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 1881-1954
1942, The Lieutenant's Lady
Fictional version of the life of the wife of Lt. Norman Stafford, who traveled the Missouri River to Montana Territory.
1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
1972, The Fetterman Massacre: An American Saga.
Describes circumstances surrounding death of Col. Wm. Fetterman and his 80 men on Dec. 21, 1866.
Catlin George, 1796-1872
Artist and student of American Indian. In 1832, traveled on steamboat up Missouri River. Lived among Indians for several years.
Life Among the Indians
Crawford, "Capt. Jack," (John Wallace), 1847-1917
Styled himself "The Poet Scout" and "Chief of the Black Hills Rangers." Came to Dakota Territory before 1874. Was with Custer on Yellowstone Expedition. Wrote books of poetry and plays.
1908, The Broncho Book (poetry)
1877, Fonda (melodrama)
1879, The Mighty Truth (melodrama)
1878-The Poet Scout
Custer, Elizabeth, 1842-1933
Wife of Gen. George Armstrong Custer
1885, Boots and Saddles, or Life in Dakota with General Custer.
Story of trip up Missouri in mid-1870's and life in Dakota camps before Battle of Little Big Horn.
Erdoes, Richard, 1912-
Born in Vienna, Austria.
1995, Crow Dog
1976, The Sound of Flutes and Other Indian Legends.
Legends include stories by Lame Deer, Jenny Leading Cloud, Leonard Crow Dog illustrated by Paul Goble.
1971, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions. List as editor under Lame Deer.
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Journals of Lewis and Clark
Mails Thomas E., 1920-
Born in CA. Ed. in MN., ordained minister, writer. Wrote books about Native American religious practice.
1972, Mystic Warriors of the Plains
1973, Dog Solidiers, Bear Men, and Buffalo Women: a Study of the Societies and Cults of the Plains Indians.
1978, Sundancing at Rosebud and Pine Ridge.
1991, Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power.
Biographical expression of beliefs, practices and philosophies of Sioux medicine man Frank Fools Crow (1890 or 1891- 199?) recorded with aid of Dallas Chief Eagle and Thomas Mails.
Nicollet, Joseph Nicolas, 1786-1843
Born in France. Traveled up the Missouri River, creating map.
1976, Joseph N. Nicollet on the Plains and Prairies.
Expeditions of 1838-39, with journals, letters, and notes on the Dakota Indians
Ortiz Simon, 1941-
Wrote much poetry about the Great Plains. Lived for a period at Pine Ridge.
1994, After and Before the Lightning (poetry)
1983, Earth Power Coming: short fiction in Native American Literature.
1992, Woven Stone (poetry)
About Acoma Indians of Great Plains
Paige, Harry, 1922-
Born in NY. Spent several summers on Rosebud Reservation.
1982, Johnny Stands.
A Sioux Indian boy and his grandfather confront the possibility that they may be separated.
1987, Land of the Spotted Eagle
1970, Songs of the Teton Sioux
Power, Susan, 1961-
Enrolled member of Standing Rock Sioux tribe, native Chicagoan, AB from Radcliffe, JC Harvard, MFA, Iowa Writer's Workshop
1994, The Grass Dancer
In 1860s heyo'ka or sacred clown loves but loses warrior woman; their spirits seek each other in decades which follow on STnading Rock Reservation; final peace comes in contemporary search for identity.
Welch James, 1940-
Born in MT.
1986, Fools Crow: a novel
1995, Killing Custer: the Battle of the Little Big Horn
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