Author Interview--Pekka Hämäläinen (Lakota America) Part 2

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature part 2 of our interview with Pekka Hämäläinen to talk about his new book Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, published by Yale University Press.

It is striking that something like Little Bighorn, which has attracted so much attention, is absent from the Lakota's own writing. Much of your book is devoted to the nineteenth century, what do the Lakota focus on and what do they emphasize in their histories for that period?

Author Interview--Pekka Hämäläinen (Lakota America) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Pekka Hämäläinen to talk about his new book Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, published by Yale University Press.
Pekka Hämäläinen is Rhodes Professor of American History and Fellow of St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University. Besides a large number of articles, he has also published The Comanche Empire with Yale University Press. The book won the Bancroft Prize in 2009.

Seeking other scholars working on projects in the Black Hills or with Sioux Nations

I’m starting a new project in the West River country, and looking to connect with other scholars conducting research in the Black Hills or with the Sioux Nations. I’d particularly love to connect with other anthropologists who have current or ongoing projects in the region to exchange ideas and scholarly resources. 

Thank you in advance for any suggestions. 

Matthew J. Hill, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Center for Heritage & Society
University of Massachusetts Amherst
610-203-2850; mhill@larp.umass.edu

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