The Great Sioux Nation

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M. A. Donohue and Company, 1907 - Dakota Indians - 575 pages
"Graphic descriptions of the social life, religious superstitions, habits, traits, customs, and manners of the wild Indians since the time of their discovery by Columbus, comprising the authentic accounts of their illustrious leaders, terrible battles, cruel massacres, daring exploits, heroism and marvelous fortitude"-T.p.

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I was given my copy of "The Great Sioux Nation" by my husband's grandmother who was related to Fred. Frederic M. Hans was the second great uncle of my husband. I truly enjoyed reading this wonderful book. It could well be used as an educational book in school. It detailed the daily life of the Sioux Indian..their superstitions, their family dynamics, their food preparing, their marriage and child rearing customs, and many more. I was also given another smaller book that Fred Hans wrote about his own life, and why he began "living" with the different Sioux tribes. He was searching for a younger brother who was purported to have been kidnapped by the Sioux. Truly an interesting book all the way through the aprox. 600 pages. 

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