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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Translator’s Notes
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Map
  2. pp. xviii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 19-19
  1. 1. The Founding of the Mission Schools, and the Early Years, 1886–1890
  2. pp. 21-38
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  1. 2. Ghost Dance, Wounded Knee, and the Aftermath, 1890–1891
  2. pp. 39-52
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  1. 3. Catholic Community Structures versus Government Policies, 1891–1900
  2. pp. 53-61
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  1. 4. Outlook into the Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 62-68
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  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 69-69
  1. Section 1. From the Chronicles of the Missions and from the Annual Reports of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity
  2. pp. 71-119
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  1. Section 2. News and Reports from the Journal, Die katholischen Missionen
  2. pp. 119-276
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  1. Members of the Orders Who Served at the St. Francis and Holy Rosary Missions
  2. pp. 277-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-291
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 293-297
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  1. Index of Persons
  2. pp. 299-303
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 304-319
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803256484
MARC Record
OCLC
182560301
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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