Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women

Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women

German Reports From the Indian Missions in South Dakota, 1886-1900

Book - 2007
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Lakotas, Black Robes, and Holy Women makes available in English a rare collection of eyewitness accounts by German Catholic missionaries among the Lakotas in the late nineteenth century. German missionaries played an important role in the early years of the St. Francis mission on the Rosebud Reservation, and the Holy Rosary mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation, both in South Dakota. Although the accounts reflect the dominant perspective and attitude of missionaries and white teachers in the period of assimilation policy, they also offer firsthand accounts of the Lakotas in the early reservation years by Jesuits who saw themselves as friends and defenders of the Indians against a government policy they considered inappropriate and harmful. During the watershed years of 1886-1900, the German missionaries witnessed and participated in key events in the history of the American West, including the Ghost Dance, the Wounded Knee massacre, the Drexel Mission fight, the repression of Lakota rituals, and the growing importance of Catholicism for many Lakotas. The volume also describes the role of women in the mission and the process of converting and schooling Lakotas.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780803227613
Branch Call Number: 266.2783 Dakota Kreis
Characteristics: xvi, 303 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm


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KEVIN DOWD Feb 22, 2012

good attempt but too specialised to be of great interest.

I am still reading it and it has some descriptions of indians.. but mostly after they have been broken and confined to Pine Ridge.

and it includes the time of the mass at Wounded Knee.


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