On January 7, 1891, following the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek, an obscure Sioux Indian shot and killed Lieutenant Casey in cold blood.
This is the story of the civil trials of Plenty Horses for the murder of the last white man to die in the Great Plains War, trials that legally and dramatically agonized over justifying criminal acts committed during warfare.
Four decades of continuous conflict— skirmishes, battles, massacres and atrocities committed by both sides—provide the catalyst to this incident. Mainly told from an Indian perspective through eyewitness accounts, this volume details aspects of previously lost Lakota and Cheyenne culture and spirituality.
Representing the clash between white expansionism and the continuation of tribal life on the Great Plains, A Man Called Plenty Horses
explores decades of bloody fighting, broken treaties, the loss of hunting lands and the slaughter of the buffalo.
Hall’s expert analysis investigates Plenty Horses’s forced assimilation into white culture, his despair of life on reservations and the damaging consequences to his cultural heritage caused during the aftermath of his crime, while also considering the wider ranging repercussions on native communities.
||234 x 156 mm
||28 March 2018
||37 black-and-white photographs