War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners

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War Dance at Fort Marion:
Plains Indian War Prisoners

Book title: War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners

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Author: Brad D. Lookingbill

Book Description:
War Dance at Fort Marion tells the powerful story of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the U.S. Army. Held from 1875 until 1878 at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an educational experiment, initiated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as an alternative to standard imprisonment. This book, the first complete account of a unique cohort of Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual talents and achievements.

Throughout their incarceration, the Plains Indian leaders followed Pratt’s rules and met his educational demands even as they remained true to their own identities. Their actions spoke volumes about the sophistication of their cultural traditions, as they continued to practice Native dances and ceremonies and also illustrated their history and experiences in the now-famous ledger drawing books.

Brad D. Lookingbill’s War Dance at Fort Marion draws on numerous primary documents, especially Native American accounts, to reconstruct the war prisoners’ story. The author shows that what began as Pratt’s effort to end the Indians’ resistance to their imposed exile transformed into a new vision to mold them into model citizens in mainstream American society, though this came at the cost of intense personal suffering and loss for the Indians.

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War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners

Published on December 17, 2013 by Carol

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Plains Indian War Prisoners

Book title: War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Author: Brad D. Lookingbill

Book Description:
War Dance at Fort Marion tells the powerful story of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the U.S. Army. Held from 1875 until 1878 at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an educational experiment, initiated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as an alternative to standard imprisonment. This book, the first complete account of a unique cohort of Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual talents and achievements.

Throughout their incarceration, the Plains Indian leaders followed Pratt’s rules and met his educational demands even as they remained true to their own identities. Their actions spoke volumes about the sophistication of their cultural traditions, as they continued to practice Native dances and ceremonies and also illustrated their history and experiences in the now-famous ledger drawing books.

Brad D. Lookingbill’s War Dance at Fort Marion draws on numerous primary documents, especially Native American accounts, to reconstruct the war prisoners’ story. The author shows that what began as Pratt’s effort to end the Indians’ resistance to their imposed exile transformed into a new vision to mold them into model citizens in mainstream American society, though this came at the cost of intense personal suffering and loss for the Indians.

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NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
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American Psychological Association (APA):

War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/war-dance-fort-marion-plains-indian-war-prisoners/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/war-dance-fort-marion-plains-indian-war-prisoners/ (accessed: October 20, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 20 Oct. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/war-dance-fort-marion-plains-indian-war-prisoners/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "War Dance at Fort Marion: Plains Indian War Prisoners" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/war-dance-fort-marion-plains-indian-war-prisoners/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: October 20, 2014.

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