The Sioux: The Dakota and Lakota Nations

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 328 pages
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This book covers the entire historical range of the Sioux, from their emergence as an identifiable group in late prehistory to the year 2000. The author has studied the material remains of the Sioux for many years. His expertise combined with his informative and engaging writing style and numerous photographs create a compelling and indispensable book.


  • A leading expert discusses and analyzes the Sioux people with rigorous scholarship and remarkably clear writing.
  • Raises questions about Sioux history while synthesizing the historical and anthropological research over a wide scope of issues and periods.
  • Provides historical sketches, topical debates, and imaginary reconstructions to engage the reader in a deeper thinking about the Sioux.
  • Includes dozens of photographs, comprehensive endnotes and further reading lists.

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About the author (2008)

Guy Gibbon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He has worked as an anthropologist on Sioux reservations and pioneered excavations of early Sioux settlements in Minnesotas northern forests. He is the author of Explanation in Archaeology (1989) and the editor of Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia (1998).

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