This Dakota-English dictionary was sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society when it was first published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1852. The editor, Stephen R. Riggs (1812-83), had worked with Samuel and Gideon Pond and Dr. Thomas S. Williamson to create the dictionary as well as prayer books and hymnals. All four men were missionaries sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to work among the Dakota of the Minnesota River valley. This reprint edition returns to print an expanded version of the dictionary published in 1890.
A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880-1920
By: Fredrick E. Hoxie
In this book Hoxie employs changing anthropologica theory, the history of Indian education, and a considerable sampling of popular literature to place the problem firmly with-in the crucible of a national political life.
In 1939 Reverend Eugene Buechel was one of the very few white men who could converse fluently in the Lakota tongue. With his rich background and experience he has completed a Grammar of the Lakota language which is both a monument to his zeal and a contribution to American linguistics.
All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature
By: Paul Goble
Through carefully chosen stories from the olden days and art that meticulously reflects traditional designs and colors, Goble provides wonderful insights into the spiritual life of the Plains Indians. His intimate knowledge of their world transports the reader into a vision of the sacred beauty and wisdom that defined traditional Native America.