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Title:
We are a people in this world : the Lakota Sioux and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Author:
Beasley, Conger.
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Publication Information:
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
165 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557283870

9781557283863
Format :
Book

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Central Library E83.89 .B43 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Conger Beasley's contrapuntal treatment of the contrasting horse and wagon rides a century apart, one tragic, the other commemorative, is a splendid contribution to the literature of Wounded Knee.


Summary

In this compelling book, the author alternately recounts the events and details of the 1890 massacre of the Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee and his participation, one hundred years later, in the commemorative Big Foot Memorial Ride. The counterpoint and contrast between the two events produces a powerful effect; the oral accounts of the survivors of the slaughter are sometimes so brutal that the reader needs to be taken away, if only into the cold and wind of a century later.


Author Notes

Conger Beasley, Jr. was born in Missouri in 1940. He graduated Columbia University with a B.A. and went on to earn his M. A. at New York University.

Beasley has held positions as an assistant professor, editor, and national-park employee.

Accounts of Beasley's experiences were printed in several travel pieces including The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, and Travel and Leisure. His short stories have been included in New Letters, The Kansas Quarterly, The Fiction Review, and Buzzworm, which won the World Hunger Media Award for Journalism. Beasley's work, Sundance and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual won the Thorpe Menn Award for best book published by a Kansas City Writer. His other awards include the Western Writers of America Spur Award for We are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Conger Beasley, Jr. was born in Missouri in 1940. He graduated Columbia University with a B.A. and went on to earn his M. A. at New York University.

Beasley has held positions as an assistant professor, editor, and national-park employee.

Accounts of Beasley's experiences were printed in several travel pieces including The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, and Travel and Leisure. His short stories have been included in New Letters, The Kansas Quarterly, The Fiction Review, and Buzzworm, which won the World Hunger Media Award for Journalism. Beasley's work, Sundance and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual won the Thorpe Menn Award for best book published by a Kansas City Writer. His other awards include the Western Writers of America Spur Award for We are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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